Activities for the Middle School Classroom
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Activities for the Middle School Classroom
a collection of ideas to facilitate critical thinking for grades 7 & 8
Curated by Carrie Nethery
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A Collection of 100 Quotes About Natural, Self-Directed Learning & Compulsory Schooling

A Collection of 100 Quotes About Natural, Self-Directed Learning & Compulsory Schooling | Activities for the Middle School Classroom | Scoop.it
In a few days, we will be celebrating the 4th of July, our day of independence, in the United States. Almost 250 years ago a few brave men (and some women!) broke against the mainstream and fought for a future
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The 30 Day PIRATE Challenge: Hooks everywhere!

The 30 Day PIRATE Challenge: Hooks everywhere! | Activities for the Middle School Classroom | Scoop.it
Passion. Enthusiasm. Excitement. The unexpected. If you haven't read Dave Burgess's book "Teach Like a PIRATE", you're missing out on the inspiration and the great practical ideas to create memorab...
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25 Alternatives to Using the Word “Great”

25 Alternatives to Using the Word “Great” | Activities for the Middle School Classroom | Scoop.it
Look at this list of phrases. You won't just see replacements for the word “great,” you'll see catalysts. These are reminders of what you can look for in the
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Lecture on Teaching Poetry Through Rap Music and Lyrics

Lecture on Teaching Poetry Through Rap Music and Lyrics | Activities for the Middle School Classroom | Scoop.it
This is a free downloadable lesson plan on teaching poetry and literary elements using rap music. I volunteer to present this lecture at least once a year.
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All Good Slides Are Slippery by Lemony Snicket

All Good Slides Are Slippery by  Lemony  Snicket | Activities for the Middle School Classroom | Scoop.it
With illustrations by Chris Raschka
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Back to School Science That Sticks | Experiments | Steve Spangler Science

Back to School Science That Sticks | Experiments | Steve Spangler Science | Activities for the Middle School Classroom | Scoop.it
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ActiveTextbook | Interactive Textbook Software from Evident Point

ActiveTextbook | Interactive Textbook Software from Evident Point | Activities for the Middle School Classroom | Scoop.it
Interactive Textbook Software from Evident Point.
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Forty Five Interesting Ways to Use Wordle in

Scribd is the world's largest social reading and publishing site.
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From Surviving to Thriving

From Surviving to Thriving | Activities for the Middle School Classroom | Scoop.it
Our professional work is motivated by the possibility that every child will have great teachers.
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WritingFix: Using Song Lyrics as Mentor Texts...our iPods Across the Curriculum Project

WritingFix: Using Song Lyrics as Mentor Texts...our iPods Across the Curriculum Project | Activities for the Middle School Classroom | Scoop.it
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Reader Response Questions and Prompts for Fiction and Nonfiction

Reader Response Questions and Prompts for Fiction and Nonfiction | Activities for the Middle School Classroom | Scoop.it
Reader Response Questions: These prompts give students focus and purpose as they respond in writing to fiction and nonfiction they have read . . .
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How to Teach Writing - Ideas and Resources

How to Teach Writing - Ideas and Resources | Activities for the Middle School Classroom | Scoop.it
Our How to Teach Writing section includes a complete creative writing syllabus, with creative writing lesson plans, activities, and games that you can use in your own classroom.
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25 Ideas to Motivate Young Readers

These teacher-submitted ideas are sure to get kids across the grades excited about reading.
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Test Anxiety#

Test Anxiety# | Activities for the Middle School Classroom | Scoop.it
Everyone feels a little nervous and stressed before a test. And a touch of nervous anticipation can actually help keep you at peak performance. But for some people, this normal anxiety is more intense.
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It’s Not Word Bling: 7 Interesting Ways You Can Play With Word Clouds

It’s Not Word Bling: 7 Interesting Ways You Can Play With Word Clouds | Activities for the Middle School Classroom | Scoop.it
We, the denizens of the Web, who live and work here also call them as tag clouds. Call them “word clouds” or “tag clouds” – they are visualization tools that helps your brain process information in a rather unique way.
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6-Traits Resources: Archive or Articles about the Writing Process

6-Traits Resources: Archive or Articles about the Writing Process | Activities for the Middle School Classroom | Scoop.it
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10 Ways To Use Technology To Teach Writing

10 Ways To Use Technology To Teach Writing | Activities for the Middle School Classroom | Scoop.it
Here, we offer just a few tech-focused ways to help students learn grammar,and, most importantly, why good writing is so important to their futures.
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Educational Leadership:Feedback for Learning:EL Takeaways

Educational Leadership:Feedback for Learning:EL Takeaways | Activities for the Middle School Classroom | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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