~ 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.

~ 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.

Review of literary terms - word search puzzle

~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.

Need a summer school unit that will hold students' attention? Click here for 25 HOURS of multimedia lessons and materials covering Greek mythology for middle-school and high-schoolers!

GREEK MYTHOLOGY Unit Plan for Teens, Five-Week Myth Unit, Multimedia & CCSS

Need a summer school unit that will hold students' attention? Click here for 25 HOURS of multimedia lessons and materials covering Greek mythology for middle-school and high-schoolers!

Very Short Stories For High School & Middle School

Very Short Stories for High School & Middle School

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!

a magical guide to avoiding plagiarism

a magical guide to avoiding plagiarism

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.

I'm so glad I found this! I do believe cursive writing is seriously under-rated. That's why I've started the Penmanship Practice Club at our studio. We need to bring back Cursive!

I'm so glad I found this! I do believe cursive writing is seriously under-rated. That's why I've started the Penmanship Practice Club at our studio. We need to bring back Cursive!

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

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

The Big, Bad Middle School Classical Literature List - 100 Classics - Grades 5-8 or Ages 9-14+

The Big, Bad Middle School Classical Literature List - 100 Classics - Grades 5-8 or Ages 9-14+

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