Standards Aligned Middle School Resources

™      MEAP Resources for the Middle Grades

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Middle School Resources

Archived MEAP Tests for Practice

MEAP Frameworks

More Middle School Resources

Student Self Assessment checklist for written assignments.

Middle School Level ELA Resources:

Middle School Level Math Resources


Click on ELA standard number to go to carefully selected sites. 

A complete breakdown of the ELA and Math standards can be found here.


1-3 4 5 6 7


K-8 ELA strands and domains for printing can be found here: page 74 (grade 8)



Internet Resources Meaning and Communication # 1-3

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

Lesson Plans for English Teachers  -  Lesson plans 


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   Language

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  - Literature

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


General ELA Middle School links - Teacher tools
Reader's and Writer's Window - Students
Difference between Fiction and Non-fiction - Students
Basic Library Skills - Students
Middle School Language Arts - Students
Non-Fiction 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 Lesson Plans for Busy Teachers - Lesson plan

Sidewalk Poetry - Lesson plan

More Poetry Plans from Teachers - Lesson plan

Magnetic Poetry, drag words to make your own poems Students

Kid-Friendly Poetry Sites - Students

Edward Lear - Students

The Art of Haiku - Students

Interactive Poetry - Students
Poetry quizzes - Quizzes
Poetry quizzes - Quizzes


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 - Students

Reading tips: Inferences - Teacher tools
Inferencing and summarizing - Lesson plan

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Standard #6 - Voice


Identifying Genres

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 - Teacher tools

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 games - Students
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


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

Self-Evaluation 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


Animated Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem


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.


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 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

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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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Strand Four, Number Sense and Numeration

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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