Reading Standards for Informational Text Resources in Middle School English Language Arts

Find free Middle School English Language Arts Resources on Reading Standards for Informational Text.
Short story: 'David's New Watch'
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  • English Language Arts
  • 3-5, MS
This is a very short story for use with fifth and sixth grade students. The aim is to model a 'losing' story; written in 5 sections (and achievable...
Changemaker Story Series: A Storytelling Challenge
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Storytelling is a powerful way to shift mindsets. Writing and sharing stories about how young people are leading change is a powerful tool to inspire...
PATRIOT DAY - SEPTEMBER 11 - "SIRIUS, THE HERO DOG OF 9/11" - NON-FICTION
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New York DOE
This 32 page children's book, with 25 child-friendly photos, is an ideal introduction to the facts and themes surrounding the September 11, 2001...
Evidence-Based Arguments Part 5 of 5
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  • English Language Arts
  • Middle School
Common Core
5 Argumentative Writing Exemplars Aligned with CCSS: RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.8, W.8.3 This resource is provided through EngageNY, using the Creative...
Replacing Fear with Facts: Teaching Islam in the Classroom
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​Muslim students throughout the United States have been forced to deal with the effects of hateful anti-Islamic rhetoric that has been increasing...
The Greatest Sacrifice - Veterans Day Activities
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A robust lesson plan designed to help students learn about Veterans Day and the issues facing veterans today. Includes videos, an interactive...
How To Teach About The Holocaust
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Teaching about the Holocaust to middle or high school students can be a daunting task. How should you approach it? Where should you start? The United...
PROMOTING  RESPECT & EMPATHY: A Toolkit for Educators of All Grades
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Educate your students about respect and empathy! In the absence of empathy, differences have the potential to breed conflict. Members of the First...
Persian War Day 1(of 3): Causes of the Persian War
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This is an introductory lesson about the Persian Wars. It is student-driven, as opposed to the traditional lecture-style introduction. First, the...
Greek Culture 2(of 3): Rise of Alexander the Great
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This lesson frames the rise of Alexander the Great in terms of gaining and maintaining power. The lesson contains two reading passages. The first...