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• Compare and Contrast a news article and a news video on the same topic.  Planning form to use individually or with a group. ELA Standards Grade 4 RI6,  Grade 4 RI5

• This Career Choices Bar Graph is perfect to practice graphing skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Career Choices Bar Graph. Use the bar graph to find out which careers these middle school students prefer. Common Core: Grade 6 Statistics and Probability: 6.SP.A.1, 6.SPA.2 Common Core: Grade 6 Statistics and Probability: 6.SP.A.1, 6.SPA.2
• A two page essay briefly addresses the topics of freedom of speech and banned books. This is followed by a page of suggested creative, persuasive, and research writing ideas for middle school students. Includes a rubric to help with grading; all assignments are open-ended. Banned Books Week is the last week in September.
• This Order of Operations & Algebra (middle school) Rules and Practice is perfect to practice order of operations skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Order of Operations & Algebra (middle school) Rules and Practice. Apply the rules of operation order to these eight algebraic equations. Common Core Math: 5.OA.1, Common Core_Math_6.EE.A.1
• This Quick Tricks for Multiplication (middle school) Rules and Practice is perfect to practice multiplication skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Quick Tricks for Multiplication (middle school) Rules and Practice. By 10, by 9, by 5, by 3, and by chunks. This unit contains tricks for multiplication and for checking your work. A playful (and very useful) approach to multiplication. This unit is presented at three levels of varying complexity.
•  Writing and Reading forms for identifying the theme of fictional or informational text.  CCSS: R.6.2.1, W.6.2.1, RL.7.2.1, W.7.2.1 RL.8.2.1, W.8.2.1

• Paragraph and essay writing assignment for middle school, junior high and high school students.  This activity helps students compare and contrast similar invertebrates found in the same biome. Check out Invertebrates of the Animal Kingdom PowerPoint presentation found in the Living on Planet Earth Series. ELA Standards RI7 RI8 RI9

• One-page biography of the former Secretary of State, followed by multiple choice questions.
• This one-page reading comprehension follows a standardized testing format. An interesting brief biography and great testing practice!
• This one page reading comprehension selection is a brief overview of the history of and contemporary life in Egypt. It is followed by 7 multiple choice questions and 4 questions that require a brief written response.
• This informational piece provides a history of the Pledge, as well as a line by line analysis of the meaning, and essay/discussion questions.
• Use this 'Book Report Form: Biography (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book Report Form: Biography (upper elem/middle)'. A book report form to help middle school students organize their thoughts and evaluate a biography or autobiography.
• Use this 'Book Report: History (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book Report: History (upper elem/middle)'. A book report form to help middle school students organize their thoughts and evaluate a historical study or historical novel.
• Use this 'Book Report Form: Mystery (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book Report Form: Mystery (upper elem/middle)'. A book report form to help middle school students organize their thoughts and evaluate a mystery novel.
• Use this 'Book: Tom Sawyer (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Tom Sawyer (upper elem/middle)'. This fantastic unit guides students through one of America's best loved stories and offers the opportunity for a deeper understanding of Mark Twain's classic. Chapter-by-chapter work on vocabulary, setting, history, and other relevant topics; news writing; comprehension review, short answer questions and essay prompts for the whole book... and more!
• Comprehension questions to accompany Rodman Philbrick's popular novel about what happens when two people with limitations become one mighty person. This book was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
• This unit defines folklore and explains the various types of folklore in reading comprehensions with short-answer questions. The concepts are reviewed with activities including interview suggestions and even role playing fun! The emphasis is on American folklore; this unit is great for a social studies lesson on American culture and traditions.
• Use this 'Book: Out of the Dust (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Out of the Dust (middle school)'. Comprehension and vocabulary questions and writing prompts to review Karen Hesse's Newbery-winning (1998) free verse novel about a girl growing up in the 1934 Dust Bowl. The book is great for exploring the personal side of American history and for learning about free verse... this unit is great for checking comprehension and understanding.
• A reading comprehension about the French inventor Louis Braille and his reading method for the blind.
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• Use this 'Book: Where the Lilies Bloom (middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Where the Lilies Bloom (middle school)'. Vocabulary and comprehension questions to review the novel about a family that struggles to stay together after their father dies.
• Text only. Multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions to review this text are available on our member site.
• A two page reading comprehension text on the events of September 11, 2001 and U.S. response, with multiple choice and essay questions.
• A two page text describing how the major Ally and Axis countries became involved in WWII, with a page of multiple choice and a page of short answer questions, and a writing prompt. Part one of a four part series on the history of WWII.
• A realistic fiction story, and great testing practice! This reading comprehension would make a good opening for talking about friends, peer pressure, fitting in...
• With the help of her big brother and the support of her parents, a sixth grader tries out for the school softball team in this realistic fiction reading comprehension.
• Karl Benz's wife took his invention (the "horseless carriage") for a road trip and became a German legend.
• Narrow-lined paper with an illustration of an Easter basket at the top.
• 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 misdirected anger.
• This unit has everything for a great and thorough approach to short stories, including an answer sheet! Includes a chart and two pages of questions to encourage active reading.

• This is a great way of involving parents and students in goal-setting. Starting with a letter to parents and ending with a form for helping students achieve self-set goals, measure their own progress, and learn the sense of accomplishment that comes with achievement!
• Have your students write about themselves, their interests, and their goals.
• Writing prompts for holidays and other special occasions in October, with narrow lines for writing.

• A straightforward checklist (with color-coding) to help students proofread their own work. Common Core: ELA: Writing:W.6.5, W.7.5, W.8.5
• A historical fiction story about a village that once had "gypsy" visitors forms the backdrop for this great mini-unit, featuring vocabulary building, comprehension questions, reflection, writing assignments, and more.
• This unit covers many of the basic elements required for most middle school level language arts. 18 pages of worksheets, forms, and more! This works as a good beginning diagnostic or a year-end skills evaluation.
• Use this 'First Sentence: Alcott's Little Women (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Alcott's Little Women (upper elem/middle school)'. Our new "first sentence" series asks the question: "You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence?" With these simple worksheets, each containing a different sentence from a classic story, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing. Look for more "first sentence" prompts every week!
• Use this 'First Sentence: Crane's The Red Badge of Courage (upper elem/middle school)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'First Sentence: Crane's The Red Badge of Courage (upper elem/middle school)'. You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence? With these simple worksheets, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.