~ THE HORROR GENRE ~ The horror genre is not frequently featured in middle school and high school literature. However, there are some effective places for it-- and not just at Halloween! Edgar Allen Poe's horror stories and poetry, like "The Telltale Heart" and "The Raven," are staples of some literature classes; other tales, such as "The Monkey's Paw" (W.
~LITERARY TERMS REVIEW PUZZLE ~ Here's a simple word search with 31 literary terms and concepts. It's perfect for a review, an extra classwork extension activity, or a companion to literature studies for early finishers. It's an easy way to remind students about literary topics they have already learned, and it's great for a quick-but-meaningful plan after a test or a state assessment.The terms, listed below, are designed to connect with middle-school literature classrooms.
GREEK MYTHOLOGY Unit Plan for Teens, Five-Week Myth Unit, Multimedia & CCSS
Although the article's title says that these stories are for high school students, these stories would also work well for our Level 4 and Level students! There are even links to printable versions of many of the stories!
Hart, Kate. Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide. Retrieved 3 October from This is a eye catching poster that helps students to know what plagerism is and what to look for to make sure all citations are done correctly.
Use Post-It notes to have students write how they view a character. You can repeat the prompt numerous times through out the text, as students evaluate how the character has changed. This activity worked wonderfully with Macbeth