Middle School Level English Language Arts Lesson Plans 51 to 100
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
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.
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.
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.
Negatives - The student will be able to recognize a double negative
and correct the sentence.
Tales Around the World - The student will be able to summarize three
fairytales from other countries and share one of them with the class.
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.
Search - In this activity students complete an online scavenger hunt
to learn about different genres.
- The student will be able to create a poster showing the feeling intended
behind a specific interjection word.
Clues - The student will be able to create mnemonic clues to help
them remember how to spell difficult words.
Act Play - Creative juices will flow as students bring their vocabulary
words to life!
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.
- These rebus puzzles will not only help students memorize vocabulary
word definitions, but they will exercise their brains as well!
Sentences - The student will be able to break a run-on sentence into
Double - Students will identify incorrect sentences in "The Bridge
of Tarabithia and straighten them out.
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.
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
- Storytelling is a great way to pass along family traditions and stories.
In this activity, students share a family story with their class.
Interview - To interview another student and write a story in their
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.
is in the Paper - The student will be able to read an article and
list the main ideas.
Will Happen Next - Students will learn how to create suspense by taking
a moment from a story and including sensory details in that moment.
a kids book - Middle School students will compose a book for lower
elementary level children.
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.
with Synonyms - This lesson will help students expand their written
and oral vocabularies with the use of synonyms.
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.
Am I - This guessing game will help students communicate more effectively,
while memorizing the definitions of vocabulary words.
and Children's Literature