Middle School Level English Language Arts Lesson Plans
Model - This lesson helps students investigate setting. Students are
asked to create a 3D model of one of the major settings in the book. They
are challenged to include as many details as possible, including the time
of day and season of the year.
in Advertising - The student will be able to list adjectives that
describe a popular product.
Picture is Worth a Thousand Word - Students will think critically
about their interpretations of the events in an image and write about
Using Poetry - Students will write an original lyrical poem using
adjectives and descriptive language.
Purpose & Fact or Opinion - For students to be able to identify the
authors purpose and to know what informal, persuasive and entertaining
Umbrella Writing-Main Idea - Using an Umbrella as a prop to teach
Main Idea, Supporting Details, and Conclusion concepts.
Characters - Trial and Error - Students will be able to support their
arguments with evidence from the text.
Counts - Students will understand the importance of courtesy in school.
or Proper Noun? - Students will be able to recognize and capitalize
proper nouns with 90% accuracy.
Definition Context Clues - Use context clues and text structures to
determine the meaning of unknown vocabulary.
the Media make Us Numb? - I would like students to understand how
the workings of the media influence our lives on a grander scale.
Writing In Context - We will have a competition to see who is the
most persuasive and we will have 3 people read their stories at the assembly
Yourself! - Students will identify figurative language used in "A
Long Way from Chicago" by Richard Peck with a 90% accuracy.
While Reading - Help students give purpose to reading.
Bag Vocabulary - Students will be given 5 completely unfamiliar vocabulary
K Sound - Students will use coding to sound out unknown words identify
- Students work on their reading comprehension via visualization
while we are reading the book "Ghost Canoe".
Newsletter - Create a newsletter based on the attached research about
the history of Halloween, jack-o'-lanterns, costumes, the name Halloween,
and other topics.
Words for the SAT - Students will build their word power.
and Use Pronouns - Student will be able to identify and apply in their
writings the selected cases of pronouns.
- Students will be able to figure out the meaning of common idioms with
an 80% accuracy by the end of the lesson.
Paragraph Lesson - The student will be able to identify, understand,
and create their own introductory paragraph to an essay.
and Shared Reading - Students will: recognize a variety of text forms,
text features, and stylish elements and demonstrate understanding of how
they help communicate meaning.
and the Giant Peach - Show students the book and determine what they
know about the book.
Writing - The students will be writing a personal-business block style
letter and a narrative essay.
and Speaking Skill - Conversation skills for grocery shopping.
Generation" - The students will be engaged and on task as demonstrated
by active listening and watching the video, participation in the discussion
both before and afterwards.
of Learning - To teach them that argumentative writing weaves into
movie reviews and restaurant reviews that all comes under the umbrella
of persuasive writing.
a Recipe - Recipe including a variety of vocabulary related to cooking.
Brochures: Trip to Mars - Students will construct a travel brochure
advertising a fantastical trip to Mars.
Connections - The students will be able to identify the characteristic
of mysteries, learn to make predictions and create possible outcomes.
Exchange - How do we create directions for drawing a monster?
Essay - The students will orally present a 5-Paragraph essay based
on the Rainbow Writing method.
Fairytales First Steps - Test their growing knowledge of narrative
elements without the assistance of the teacher.
Etymology - This course will teach prefixes, suffixes, root words,
and grammar of different languages relative to English.
Questioning - Students will distinguish between open and closed questions
and will create their own open-ended questions to strengthen their comprehension
of a Paragraph - Analyze the paragraphs of a selection from a book.
Identify the topic sentences and main ideas of a paragraph.
Back In Time - To examine and analyze a culture and traditions that
many are unfamiliar with in their own lives.
Essays - Examining the structure of Personal Essays to determine how
to form a working thesis.
in Action - Students will increase their understanding of poetry,
and become poets themselves.
Spin - This lesson will focus on vocabulary building and increased
knowledge of prefix usage.
Review - How to separate them and create new words using them.
- Students will be able to express how and when to employ the dash, the
hyphen, parentheses, and semicolon's in sentences.
Outsiders Vocabulary - Students build vocabulary and use it outside
of the classroom.
Response Journal - To gain insight and empathy to many various contents
in the book (The Watsons Go to Birmingham), but especially regarding racism,
prejudice, and discrimination.
Strategies - Reading strategies help students develop a new way to
read develop critical thinking skills.
& Understanding a Story - Students should be able to read and understand
the story through a "Vocal Reading".
Into Context and Meaning - To get the students to visualize the content
of the letter, and to think about the details.
of Thunder Hear My Cry - The goal in this class is to promote reading
fluency, comprehension, and writing.
Sentences - The student will be able to break a run-on sentence into
in Poetry - Students will be able to learn what alliteration is, how
it works to establish "word music" for the reader's ear, and how to apply
it in their own writing.
Biography and Vocabulary - Develop interest in biographies.
Language Arts Class - Students will understand the expectations for
their behavior and the expectations that I have for this years Language
Arts, Reading, and Native Literature classes.
and Stones - At the conclusion of this lesson, students will understand
the power their words have on other classmates.
& Antonyms - Students will better understand the terms synonym and
Audience in Advertising - Students will complete a graphic organizer
and write a paragraph describing how they came to the conclusion of which
target audience a given television commercial was designed for.
Interaction - To demonstrate various strategies to aid student comprehension,
motivation, interest and interaction with text.
Different Types of Writing - This topic will be noted by students
by the techniques that they learned at the simple note taking lesson.
Highwayman - The evaluation of figurative language in narrative poetry
by determining the effect of this language compared to stating something
Johnstown Flood - To develop and increase reading fluency, comprehension,
and vocabulary identification, understanding, and usage.
Most Dangerous Game - Part 4 - To analyze the impact of setting on
a character's traits and emotions To use descriptive adjectives and nouns
to compare Sanger Rainsford & General Zaroff.
Proper Use of Adjectives - Demonstrate the ability to learn about
Wave - Addressing the issue of peer pressure in society and in the
novel the wave.
by Fear - The student will be able to define and address Main Idea
and Supporting details.
Choice - Context Clues - Students will be able to use self-monitored
reading using learned strategies.
Nouns - When reading sentences, students will be able to distinguish
nouns from other parts of grammar; like pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs.
Inferences - How can we determine the nature of the relationship between
T-Ray and Lily using Inferences?
Verbs and Adjectives - Students should be able to demonstrate an understanding
of the importance of incorporating vivid verbs and descriptive adjectives
in their narratives.
Jeopardy - This lesson will focus on vocabulary building and recognition
using text related vocabulary in a Jeopardy game.
are acronyms? - What sorts of acronyms exist in folk tales and short
Fix - What If... - Each Student will refer to the 6 traits of writing
to create their own imaginative 3 stanza poem concentrating on word choice.
Opening to a Narrative - Students will be able to write an opening
to a narrative that hooks the reader and creates suspense.
With Adjectives - The students will broaden their knowledge about
adjectives through using them to describe both objects and music.
holiday postcards - Using the present and past tenses.
Reviews - Understand, respond to, and use written language effectively
in a range of contexts.
Know You Want to Do It My Way - TLW use the key components of a written
50 Middle School Language Arts Lesson Plans