# Middle School Lesson Plans

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## Art

- Making a JournalIn this lesson, students will make a journal. Then, they can start writing in their journal on any topic they...
- Illustrating and Writing a Short StoryThis lesson is about drawing pictures of scenes and then writing about the...
- Writing a Television AdvertisementIn this lesson, you will have students write and illustrate an advertisement for their favorite television...

## Computer

- Creating a Short StoryIn this lesson, students will write a story on the computer. Then, they can illustrate it by using shapes or a drawing...

## Geography

- Writing a Secret Message - GeographyIn this lesson, students will select a specific area in geography where they will read and study. Then, they will write a secret message about that area for students to guess. They can read about...
- Word Scramble - Bodies of WaterIn this lesson, students will have a word scramble of some of the bodies of water in the world. They will unscramble the...
- Word Scramble - ContinentsIn this lesson, students will have a worksheet of words they have to unscramble to form the...

## History

- American History ReviewThe purpose of this lesson is to review important events in American history from its discovery to present...
- Writing a Short Story - HistoryStudents will choose a period of history that they have studied so far and find interesting. Then, they will write a short story with the setting in that period of history. Students can do the...
- The States and Capitals - Part OneIn this lesson, students have to write the capital beside the state. This lesson is in two...
- The States and Capitals - Part TwoIn this lesson, students have to write the capital beside the state....
- Writing a Historical Fiction StoryIn this lesson, students will choose some period of history and write a fictional story, but the facts of history need to be...
- Writing a Biography - Helen KellerStudents will write a biography of Helen Keller. This lesson will take more than one class period. You can have them do the research during a class period, and then have them write their paper at...

## Language

- Vocabulary SongsThis procedure allows students to learn vocabulary in an alternate way, one that is less threatning yet still provides the repition needed to learn new vocabulary. It also provides students a chance...
- Commas and Semi-ColonsThis lesson plan is on commas and semi-colons. I have a study sheet that you can use to explain these punctuation marks. I also have a worksheet for you to use with her...
- Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation PointsThis lesson includes punctuation marks such as periods, question marks, and exclamation points. I have a study sheet and worksheet for you to use with the...
- Writing a Descriptive ParagraphFor this lesson, students will write a descriptive paragraph on the topic of their choice from the list I provided in this...
- Writing a How-To PaperFor this lesson, students will write a how-to paper on a topic that I have listed in this lesson...
- Writing - Story IdeasStudents will write a short story using one of the ideas listed in this lesson...
- Using a ThesaurusIn this lesson, students will learn to use a Thesaurus. They will have a worksheet of words that they are to look up and find other words that they can use in place of the given words. They will...
- Humorous Story Featuring ClownsIn this lesson, students will write a humorous story featuring clowns in a circus...
- Finding Misspelled WordsThis lesson will have a worksheet of words that are misspelled. ...
- Alphabetizing Words Beginning with R and SStudents will learn to put words in alphabetical order. This lesson can also be used for fourth and fifth...

## Literature

- Comparison and Contrast - Two Short StoriesFor this lesson, students will write a comparison and contrast paper about two short stories they read by Edgar Allan Poe. This can also be done in class and as a homework...
- Understanding the Elements of FictionThis is a lesson plan on the elements of fiction. Students will have a study sheet and a worksheet to do...
- King Arthur - How He Became KingThis lesson is about King Arthur. It covers the section, "The Winning of Kinghood," in the book, "The Story of King Arthur and His Knights" by Howard...
- Writing A FableIn this lesson, students are to write a fable. ...
- Giving an Oral Book ReportIn this lesson, students are to give a book report on their favorite book. They will also submit a written book report. This lesson will take more than one class period. It depends on how many...
- Guess the Author - Using PseudonymsIn this lesson, students will write a descriptive paragraph about themselves without revealing their physical description. They will sign their papers with a pseudonym so that nobody will know...
- Writing a Tall TaleIn this lesson, students will read a tall tale. Then, they will write a tall tale of their choice. This lesson will take more than one class period to do. You can have the students read the Tall...
- Figurative Language - Part OneStudents will look up Figurative Language terms and write the definitions of each term and...
- Figurative Language - Part TwoIn this lesson, students will write a paragraph for each term they wrote definitions for in Part...
- Understanding FlashbackStudents will write a short story using flashback to see if they understand how to use the...
- Essay on ThemesIn this lesson, you will write an essay on a theme of The Call of the Wild by Jack...
- Writing a Biography - Mark TwainStudents will write a biography of Mark Twain. This lesson is for middle school age students, but fifth graders could do this,...
- Writing A Summary - Sir Arthur Conan DoyleStudents will select a topic from a list I have included in this lesson. The topics include short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This lesson will take more than one hour because the students...

## Mathematics

- Understanding Place ValuesIn this lesson, you will teach students about place values. I have included a study sheet, worksheet, and answer sheet for you to...
- Beginning Algebra LessonThis lesson is a beginning Algebra lesson for students to learn and do. The worksheet and answer sheet are included in this...
- Liquid MeasurementsThis lesson is on liquid measurements: Cups, Pints, Quarts, and Gallons....
- Prime and Composite NumbersThis lesson is on prime and composite numbers. ...
- Factors of Composite NumbersThis lesson is on factors of composite numbers. Students will write the factors of different...
- Learning Decimals and PercentsThis lesson is on learning decimals and percents. Students will have a worksheet to do where they change fractions into decimals and decimals into...
- Common MultiplesStudents will learn about common multiples between two numbers. They will also find the lowest common multiple. They will have a worksheet to...
- Math - DivisibilityStudents will have a math worksheet to do on divisibility. ...
- Fractions - Word ProblemsStudents will have a math worksheet of word problems that involve fractions. ...
- Learning About Roman NumeralsIn this lesson, students will learn about Roman...
- Decimals and Percents - Part OneIn this lesson, students will change decimals into...
- Decimals and Percents - Part TwoIn this lesson, students will change percents into...
- Decimals and Fractions - Part OneIn this lesson, students will change decimals into...
- Decimals and Fractions - Part TwoIn this lesson, students will change fractions into...
- Simplifying FractionsIn this lesson, students will learn how to simplify...
- Identifying FractionsIn this lesson, students will learn about proper, improper, and mixed...
- Improper and Mixed FractionsIn this lesson, students will learn how to change improper fractions to mixed...
- Finding FactorsIn this lesson, students will find the factors of the numbers listed in the...
- Learning About Prime and Composite NumbersIn this lesson, students will learn about prime and composite...
- Greatest Common FactorsThis lesson is about greatest common...
- Writing Numbers - Different FormsThis lesson will cover the different forms of writing...
- Solving Multiple-Step ProblemsThis is a math lesson that has word problems consisting of multiple-step problems. For example, students will have to solve the problems by using addition and subtraction, or other...
- Finding AveragesIn this lesson, students will have problems where they will find the average of a set of...
- Place Values - AddingThis lesson is about adding numbers in certain place...
- Place Values - SubtractingThis lesson is about reading the problem and subtracting numbers in certain place...
- Place Values - Word ProblemsThis lesson consists of word problems involving place...
- Writing Numbers in Word FormThis lesson is about writing numbers in word...
- Expanded Form - HundredsThis lesson is about writing numbers to hundreds in expanded...
- Expanded Form - ThousandsThis lesson is about writing numbers to thousands in expanded...
- Expanded Form - Ten ThousandsThis lesson is about writing numbers to ten thousands in expanded...
- Finding Identical Numbers - Standard FormThis lesson is on finding identical numbers from a list of numbers in word...
- Writing Numbers in Decimal FormThis lesson is about writing numbers in decimal...
- Writing Decimals in Word FormThis lesson is about writing decimals in word...
- Finding the LcmThis lesson is on teaching the LCM (Least Common Multiple). This lesson could also be used for fourth and fifth grade...
- Math WorksheetYou can use this worksheet as a quiz for students or a review of math...

## Other

- Writing A Thanksgiving Day StoryIn this lesson, students will write a Thanksgiving Day Story using some or all of the words included in the worksheet. These stories can be fiction or non-fiction (Personal...
- Writing About A Christmas Day CelebrationIn this lesson, students will write about a Christmas Day Celebration they had with their family. They will write their stories in first...
- Essay - What Does Thanksgiving Mean to Me?In this lesson, students will write a Thanksgiving Day Essay. They will answer the question: "What Does Thanksgiving Mean To...
- What Does Christmas Mean to Me?In this lesson, students will write a Christmas Essay. They will answer the question: What Does Christmas Mean To...
- Finding Words - Christmas is the Season to Give to OthersIn this lesson, students will find words in the following phrase: Christmas is the season to give to...
- New Year's Eve WorksheetIn this lesson, students will write a list of goals they want to do for next year. They will also write down how they want to accomplish those goals. This lesson plan can be used for high school...
- An Amusing SpeechIn this lesson, you will tell the students they are to think of an amusing speech and tell it to the class. This speech will be about an amusing event in their...
- Word Scramble - OccupationsThis is a word scramble on occupations. Students will unscramble the letters and spell the words...

## Reading & Writing

- Creative Outline for Your Short Story or BookThis is a lesson on writing an outline for a short story or book idea that students would like to write. Students will also write a short...
- How to Take NotesStudents will learn how to take notes while they are reading their...
- How to Write a Summary of a BookStudents will read a book and learn how to write a summary of a fiction book. This lesson will take about an hour to discuss what to do and to choose a book. Then, students can read their book...
- Writing A Character SketchIn this lesson, the students will write a character...
- Your Future OccupationThis lesson could be used with fourth and fifth grade students as well as with middle school. Have students think about their future occupation and write a story with them as the main character in a...
- Compare and Contrast Two BooksStudents will read two books and write a comparison and contrast paper on their views of the two books. They can discuss a specific element of fiction such as plot, theme, characters, or...
- Learning About EditingStudents will write a short story in any genre for their homework assignment. After that, they will bring their stories to class the next day. They will exchange their stories and learn about...
- Learning About EvaluationStudents will have a non-fiction assignment for homework. They will write two papers on two different topics and hand them in the next class period. Their names should be on their papers. The...

## Science

- Writing About an Invention - ScienceStudents will think of something they would like to invent and write a how-to paper on that...
- Writing A Short Story - WeatherThis lesson plan is an additional assignment from the lesson plan: Learning About Weather. Students will write a short story on the weather they chose in the lesson plan on Learning about...
- Learning About WeatherStudents will choose some aspect of weather such as tornadoes, hurricanes, snow, hail, floods, or another type of weather and write an...
- Learning About Kinds of TreesThis lesson is about the different types of trees. Students will look up the different types of trees and write a summary about each...
- Learning About BirdsThis lesson is about the different types of birds. Students will look up the different types of birds and write a summary about their favorite kind of...
- Learning About ThunderstormsIn this lesson, students will write a summary about some aspect of thunderstorms. This may take more than one hour because the students need to do the research and then write their...

## Social Studies

- The Underground RailroadThis project will allow students to explore the underground railroad and abolitionsit movement using their own talents and desires. The list of projects allows students to think about and apply the...
- Learning About AfricaIn this lesson, students will write about a location in Africa. They will choose a place and write a short story featuring them as the main character. The short story would be about something they...
- Africa - Comparison and Contrast PaperFor this lesson, students will write a comparison and contrast paper about two places in Africa....
- The Renaissance Period - PeopleFor this lesson, students can choose one person and write a paper about that person. They can choose from Michelangelo, Galileo, Martin Luther, and Leonardo da...
- Learning About AsiaStudents will learn about Asia. Then, they will write a summary of the important facts they learned about the...
- Making a Travel FolderIn this lesson, students will select a place in the United States they would like to visit. Then, they need to do some research about the area. After that, they will write a travel folder about the...
- Social Studies - Guessing GameIn this lesson, students will look up information in their social studies book on a specific place they have enjoyed studying. They will write down important facts present the clues to the class so...
- Why I Like _________?In this lesson, students will write a persuasive essay on why they would like to visit a particular place in the United States and why they think others should see that particular place. In their...
- Writing a Weather Report or Weather ForecastIn this lesson, students will write a weather report or a weather forecast in some country or a place in the United...
- Writing a Fantasy Story - Time TravelStudents are to write a fantasy story about how they were in the present day setting and suddenly traveled back in time to the time of the Oregon Trail. This will take more than an hour because...
- Changing Your CityStudents will write a one to two page paper on what they would like to change in their city and why they believe those things need to be...

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