English Lesson Plans for Middle School, Grades 6-8
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2. Teaching Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets In part two of this series on Harry Potter lesson plans, students will discover the value of deception and learn about making ethical or moral decisions. Download the PowerPoint as a tool to guide discussions.
1. Teaching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Teachers can present the Harry Potter collection to students in all of their classes, who are likely to enjoy the books. The first lesson plan in this series includes a PowerPoint teaching tool for download.
The Draught of Sleep… Disney, the Grimm Brothers and Two Sleeping Gals The films of Walt Disney and their written counterparts can reinforce compare and contrast skills in writing. Each film, centered on a beautiful princess, offers a plethora of contrasts between the original text and the story that made it to the big screen, such as Snow White and Sleeping Beauty.
The Wizard of Oz: A Guided Reading PowerPoint Whether teaching on the classic L. Frank Baum novel alone or comparing it with similar stories, such as "Coraline" and "Alice in Wonderland," this guided reading PowerPoint will help you make the most of your "Wizard of Oz" lesson plan.
Coraline: A Guided Reading Power Point How would you describe Coraline? Brave, independent, adventurous? Read this well-loved book with your class and ask them this and other questions provided in the PowerPoint chapter-by-chapter reading guide.
Alice in Wonderland: a Guided Reading PowerPoint Students may be less familiar than Alice in Wonderland than you --or they-- realize. Download this PowerPoint presentation to guide your class through this classic novel one chapter at a time.
Write a Poem! Fun Year's-End Middle School Activity An end-of-the-year poem is a great way to close the middle school year. The poems should be reflective and humorous. The poem will have four quatrains and use a rhyme scheme. A template and example are included to help struggling students.