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Standards based resources for Middle School teachers and students. This page contains many interactive features. 
Student Self Assessment checklist for written assignments.
Click on ELA standard number to go to carefully selected sites.
A complete breakdown of the ELA and Math standards can be found here.
13  4  5  6  7 
K8 ELA strands and domains for printing can be found here: page 74 (grade 8)
Internet Resources – Meaning and Communication # 13 
Assessing listening and speaking skills  Teacher tools 
Oral report lesson plan Lesson plan 
Delivering a persuasive speech  Lesson plan 
Getting to know you (middle school speech) Lesson plan 
Interviewing Skills  Teacher tools 
Persuasive argument  Lesson plan 
Effective speech writing  Teacher tools 
All about public speaking (PBS)  Students 
Ideas for enhancing oral reports  Students 
Ways of Speaking: Dialects 
Amerispeak  Students 
Regional dialect quiz  Quiz 
Dialects facts and myths  Students 
Regional dialectics  Teacher tools 
Organization of dialect diversity  Teacher tool 
Slang Site  Students 
Super Dialects Lists  Teacher tools 
Dialect in the Color Purple  Lesson plan 
Slang  Lesson plan 
How English developed/influenced by other languages 
Foreign language influence on English  Teacher tool 
Latin influence on English  Teacher tool 
Language and place  Teacher tool (great background article) 
Etymology resources Teacher tools 
Middle School ELA resources  Teacher tools 
Huge list of word origins Students 
Learn root words Students 
Word wizards – Join the Club Students 
Roots and their families  Students 
Etymologic  Quiz 
Root words lesson plan  Lesson plan 
Up from the roots  Lesson plan 
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Internet
Resources – Standard #4 
Vocabulary Lesson Plans  Lesson plans 
Vocabulary Worksheets  Teacher tools 
Vocabulary quizzes and worksheets  Quizzes 
Vocabulary Builder  Students 
A Word A Day  Students 
Word of the year  Students 
Etymology dictionary  Students 
Dictionaries  Students 
Thesaurus  Students 
Word Games  Students 
Vocabulary University  Leveled student resources 
Decoding and understanding words in context 
Cloze  Teacher tools 
Cloze  Student Quiz 
Interactive Context Reading  Students 
Context clues  Students 
Using context clues to teach reading  Teacher tools 
Context clues  Teacher tools 
Using context clues  Lesson plan 
Identifying basic ideas in reading selections (comprehension) 
Middle school reading links Students 
Topic Sentences  Students 
Research on Reading Comprehension  Teacher tools 
Young adult reading process resources  Teacher tools 
Print out a Main Idea Organizer  Students 
Reading for the Main Idea  Students 
Reading speed  Lesson plan 
Internet
Resources – Standard #5 
What is theme?  Students 
Children’s Literature  Teacher tools (directory) 
Teaching with Harry Potter themes  Teacher tools 
Literature webquests  Students 
Connecting Students Through Themes  Teacher tools 
Literature circles  Teacher tools 
Literature Units  Teacher tools 
Theme  Lesson plan 
Structure and Elements of Fiction 
Literary elements  Students 
Elements of fiction  Students 
Elements of a successful story  Students 
Children's Literature Web Guide (Canada)  Teacher tools 
Read, Learn, Connect, American Library Association  Teacher tools 
Children's Fiction Links Galore  Teacher tools 
Elements of Fiction  Lesson plan 
Understanding the elements of fiction  Lesson plan 
Elements of Fiction  Lesson plan 
NonFiction 
General ELA Middle School links  Teacher tools 
Reader's and Writer's Window  Students 
Difference between Fiction and Nonfiction  Students 
Basic Library Skills  Students 
Middle School Language Arts  Students 
NonFiction Universe  Teacher tools 
Middle Grades Reading Network  Teacher tools 
Strategic Reading  Teacher tools 
Spotting a good newspaper story  Quiz activity 
Reading for information  Lesson plan 
Reading for meaning  Lesson plan 
Poetry 
Poetry Lesson Plans for Busy Teachers  Lesson plan 
Sidewalk Poetry  Lesson plan 
More Poetry Plans from Teachers  Lesson plan 
KidFriendly Poetry Sites  Students 
Edward Lear  Students 
The Art of Haiku  Students 
Interactive Poetry  Students 
Poetry quizzes  Quizzes 
Poetry quizzes  Quizzes 
Myths 
Myths and Legends  Teacher tools 
Bulfinch's Mythology complete text  Teacher tools 
Mythology Links  Students 
Geography of Mythology  Students 
Egyptian Mythology  Students 
Greek Mythology quiz  Quiz 
Myths and Legends of Native Americans  Students 
Greek mythology interactive voyage  Students 
Greek mythology guide  Students 
Finding Meaning in What You Read 
Value and importance of reading  Lesson plan 
Reading Lesson Plans  Lesson plans 
Reading comprehension  Quizzes 
Tips to Reading Critically  Students 
Teen Book List  Teacher tools 
How to Write a Book Report  Students 
Critical Reading.com  Students 
Reading tips: Inferences  Teacher tools 
Inferencing and summarizing  Lesson plan 
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Standard #6  Voice
Teacher Lesson Plan Search  Lesson plans 
Children’s Literature Genres  Teacher tools 
Science Fiction Genre  Teacher tools 
Genre study Middle School  Lesson plan 
Children’s Literature Associations  Teacher tools 
American Library Association/Genres  Teacher tools 
Children’s Book Authors  Students 
Book Lists by Genre  Students 
Literature on the Internet by Genre  Students 
The Gutenberg Project: Classic Works in the Public
Domain 
Literature quizzes  Quizzes 
Literature quizzes  Quizzes 
Grammar and Language Structure Sites (Process) 
Interactive Language and Grammar Games  Students 
Ruth's Grammar Pages  Teacher tools 
Interactive Language Practice  Quizzes 
Links to grammar practice  Students 
Grammar Practice  Teacher tools 
ELA Lesson Plans  Lesson plans 
Grammar Lesson Plans  Lesson plans 
Word
power 
Kid’s projects in Language Arts  Teacher tools 
Word Central! Kid friendly dictionary site  Students 
Language Arts Fun  Students 
Using Weblogs in the classroom  Teacher tools 
Imagery 
Mrs. Dowling’s Imagery Page  Teacher tools 
Visit this page for sensory inspiration Students 
Tips on sensory writing  Lesson plan 
Sensory inspiration  Lesson plan 
Using senses for sensible writing  Students 
Resources for young readers  Students 
Literary Terms and Definitions  Students 
Creative Writing for Teens  Students 
Imagery quiz  Quiz 
Standard #7  Skills and Processes
Writing Processes, Applications, Conventions 
SelfEvaluation Tool for Writing  Students 
Composition scoring guide to the mme  Students 
Open Response on the mme: scoring rubrics  Teacher tools 
“Neverending Tale” – Choose Your Own Adventure story Students 
Students write and post their own complete stories here Students 
Writing Lessons Students 
Writing skills lessons  Students 
Improving your writing skills  Students 
Swords of Writing  Students 
Middle School writing process sites  Students 
Just for Middle School students  Students 
Middle School lesson plans Lesson plans 
Language Arts lesson plans  Lesson plans 
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Math Resources  refer to the standards
5  6 
Michigan Curriculum Frameworks
A Mathematically powerful person should be able to reason mathematically, communicate mathematically,
problem solve using mathematics, and, make connections within mathematics and between mathematics
and other fields.
General Lesson Plan Links  Teacher tools 
Ask Eric Database of Lessons Lesson plans 
Middle School Math  Teacher tools 
Library of Math Manipulatives  Students 
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Strand One Patterns, Relations and Functions 
All about patterns Annenburg Project  Teacher tools 
Franklin Institute, help with open response questions  Students 
Unit and Lessons on Patterns  Lesson plan 
Patterns in math  Teacher tools 
Graph paper printer  Students 
Real world problems  Teacher tools 
Dave's Math Tables  Students 
All about algebra  Students 
Purplemath  Students 
Below is an animated proof of the Pythagorean Theorem.
Starting with a right triangle and squares on each side, the middle size square
is cut into congruent quadrilaterals (the cuts through the center and parallel to
the sides of the biggest square). Then the quadrilaterals are hinged and rotated
and shifted to the big square. Finally the smallest square is translated to cover
the remaining middle part of the biggest square. A perfect fit! Thus the sum of
the squares on the smaller two sides equals the square on the biggest side.
Afterward, the small square is translated back and the four quadrilaterals are directly translated back to their original position. The process is repeated forever.
This animated gif was supplied by Professor Mark Meyerson of the United States Naval Academy. http://www.usna.edu/MathDept/website/index.htm

Strand Two Geometry and Measurement 
Geometry Links  Teacher tools 
Geometry Center  Students 
More Geometry  Teacher tools 
Geometry Lessons  Lesson plans 
More lessons  Lesson plans 
Interactive Geometry  Students 
Geometric terms  Quiz 
Corner for Interactive Geometry Software  Teacher tools 
Geometry Fun and Puzzles  Teacher tools 
Geometry manipulatives  Students 
Measurement 
Measurement links  Teacher tools 
More interactive lessons  Students 
Measurement printables  Teacher tools 
Interactive geometry  Students 
Advanced interactive measurement  Students 
Measurement resources  Teacher tools 
Corner for interactive software  Teacher tools 
Middle School Measurement  Teacher tools 
BrainPop Math  Students 
Math Goodies lesson links  Lesson plans 
Middle School portal  Teacher tools 
Strand Three Data Analysis and Statistics; Strand VI, Probability and Discrete Mathematics 
Statistics Lessons  Lesson plan 
Baseball Statistics  Lesson plan 
Easy Probability  Students 
Data and Probability  Students 
Statistics  Students 
Scroll down for interactive probability  Students 
Statistics and Data Lessons  Teacher tools 
Tetris: Interactive critical thinking game  Students 
Middle School statistics  Students 
Interactive probability  Students 
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Lesson Plans  Ask Dr. Math  Lesson plans 
Teacher made tests in math and more  Lesson plans 
Number Sense  Teacher tools 
Education Planet, general math Teacher tools 
Quizzes  Students 
Problem of the week  Quiz 
Open Problems  Students 
Math games  Students 
Number sense quizzes  Students 
Using Calculators  Students 
Dave Potter's Math  Students 
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Strand Five, Numerical and Algebraic Operations and Analytical Thinking 
Problem Solving Worksheets  Teacher tools 
Webmath  Students 
Problem solving  Students 
Open ended math problems  Students 
Math story problems  Students 
Middle School Math  Students 
Teaching critical thinking skills  Teacher tools 
Lesson Plans  Lesson plans 
Interactive problem solving  Students 
Equation and word problem quiz  Students 
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