Middle School Level English Language Arts Lesson Plans 51 to 100

  • Another Name - How many words can a person find with the same meaning? Students will get to find out, using their vocabulary words, in the following fun-filled lesson.
  • Character Shirts - "Who am I?" A person is more than just their name. What personality traits make a character? This lesson will help students draw as much information as they can from the characters in a story.
  1. Comma Craziness - Commas can be very difficult to use correctly. Many people do not use enough of them and, occasionally, some people use too many. This exercise will help your students as they compete to see who has the most commas placed correctly.
  2. Debate: Which is Better : A Book or a Movie? - The student will be able to debate whether a story is better told as a book or a movie.
  3. Double Negatives - The student will be able to recognize a double negative and correct the sentence.
  4. Fairy Tales Around the World - The student will be able to summarize three fairytales from other countries and share one of them with the class.
  5. Finding the Climax of the Story - In this activity, students chart the progression of a story as it builds to a climax. They then create a chart showing how the different scenes led up to the climax.
  6. Genre Search - In this activity students complete an online scavenger hunt to learn about different genres.
  7. Interjections - The student will be able to create a poster showing the feeling intended behind a specific interjection word.
  8. Mnemonic Clues - The student will be able to create mnemonic clues to help them remember how to spell difficult words.
  9. One Act Play - Creative juices will flow as students bring their vocabulary words to life!
  10. Practicing Skimming - Skimming can be very useful when you want to quickly find information in a large document. This technique will be one that students will want to master for use in future research assignments.
  11. Rebus - These rebus puzzles will not only help students memorize vocabulary word definitions, but they will exercise their brains as well!
  12. Run-on Sentences - The student will be able to break a run-on sentence into smaller sentences.
  13. Seeing Double - Students will identify incorrect sentences in "The Bridge of Tarabithia and straighten them out.
  14. Snowball Fight - How often are students allowed to throw paper in class? In this lesson, students will enjoy getting to blow off some steam, while committing their vocabulary words and definitions to memory.
  15. Spelling Shadows - Tracing words has been proven to be an effective tool for memorization. In this lesson, students will have so much fun using their imagination that they will not even realize they are memorizing their spelling words!
  16. Storytelling - Storytelling is a great way to pass along family traditions and stories. In this activity, students share a family story with their class.
  17. The Interview - To interview another student and write a story in their voice.
  18. The Long and the Short of It - Students excel at using slang while chatting on computers or texting on cell phones. This lesson challenges students to think about the words they use every day and decide if they are a shortened form of another word.
  19. What is in the Paper - The student will be able to read an article and list the main ideas.
  20. What Will Happen Next - Students will learn how to create suspense by taking a moment from a story and including sensory details in that moment.
  21. Write a kids book - Middle School students will compose a book for lower elementary level children.
  22. When They Were Young - Have your students ever wondered why certain story characters act the way they do? This lesson will help them figure that out, as students put themselves in the characters shoes.
  23. Webbing with Synonyms - This lesson will help students expand their written and oral vocabularies with the use of synonyms.
  24. Which Meaning? - Oh, those horrible homophones! Sometimes it is a struggle for students to write the correct spelling for these words. This lesson can help students identify homophones more easily.
  25. Who Am I - This guessing game will help students communicate more effectively, while memorizing the definitions of vocabulary words.
  26. Mathematics and Children's Literature
  27. The Constitutional Convention: What the Founding Fathers Said
  28. The Industrial Age in America: Robber Barons and Captains of Industry
  29. The Industrial Age in America: Sweatshops, Steel Mills, and Factories
  30. The Jataka Tales: 550 Lessons of the Buddha
  31. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  32. The Poet's Voice: Langston Hughes and You
  33. The Statue of Liberty: Bringing the "New Colossus" to America
  34. Trekking to Timbuktu: Assessment of Lessons 1-7
  35. Trekking to Timbuktu: Timbuktu -- A Center of Trade
  36. Who Were the Foremothers of Women's Equality?
  37. Why Do We Remember Revere? Paul Revere's Ride in History and Literature
  38. Women in the White House
  39. Women's Suffrage: Why the West First?