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  • Explains what a simile is, gives some examples, and then encourages students to write and illustrate their own similes about their state.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses whether it's right to get back at a bully.
  • Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students. Satisfy your curiosity and write your own ideas about an assigned topic. This activity helps students explore opposing viewpoints and strengthens the ability to research topics and empathize with others. Argue for or against animal management activites in National Parks. One of many focused and fun creative writing offerings based on the Mammals of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series.
  • Part of the abcteach character-education series, which introduces children to challenging life skills decisions and asks them, "What would you do if this happened to you?" This one addresses making friends in a new school.
  • Note taking and paragraph writing are essential study skills. Learn how to take notes on the important content found in nonfiction texts. Learn how to compose strong original paragraphs from the notes taken.
  • Writing prompts for holidays and other special occasions in May, with narrow lines for writing.
  • This 16 page vacation planner is a great project to help students understand the process of planning and organizing a vacation. Whether plans are for a low-budget camping trip in a nearby state park, or a fantastic voyage to a faraway country, students will have fun planning budgets, etc., with this unit.
  • Use this worksheet to develop critical thinking skills by having students categorize comic strips in terms of audience, purpose, and humor.

Notes

  • PLEASE check other areas of the site for more MIDDLE SCHOOL materials. Many materials are multi-aged. Check out the theme units and teaching extras, book units, etc.