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Middle Level Back to School Resources - Previous Revision


Lesson Plans

These middle level lesson plans from ReadWriteThink focus on back to school and creating classroom community with interactive student materials, Web resources, and ELA standards for classroom teachers.


Common Core Standards

High-Quality Professional Development on Your Desktop
School leaders, coaches, and teachers will learn strategies for gearing up for the demands of the Common Core State Standards. Join us this fall for these live Web seminars.

These On Demand Web seminars focus on skills and teaching practices that are essential to successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

Virtual Conference recordings also available for Grades 6-8.

Grades 6-8 BookSupporting Students in a Time of Core Standards: Grades 6-8
This book reinforces a focus on student learning by demonstrating ways of addressing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in grades 6-8 while also adhering to NCTE principles of effective teaching.




Adolescent Literacy and the Teaching of ReadingThe Principles in Practice imprint offers teachers concrete illustrations of effective classroom practices based in NCTE research briefs and policy statements.  The PIP imprint includes an Adolescent Literacy strand which discusses the research, links the research to an NCTE brief or policy statement, and then demonstrates how those principles come alive in practice. 


Humor Writing: Activities for the English ClassroomHumor Writing: Activities for the English Classroom
Bruce Goebel offers more than 150 activities you can use to help students develop writing skills in voice, word choice, style, and organization while exploring a variety of genres.  

Teaching YA Lit through Differentiated InstructionTeaching YA Lit through Differentiated Instruction
Authors Susan L. Groenke and Lisa Scherff offer suggestions for incorporating YA lit into the school curriculum and help English teachers address the different reading needs and strengths adolescents bring to our classrooms.



Voices from the Middle

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Annual Convention

Join us for the Middle Level Get-Together on Thursday evening to hear author Neil Shusterman. Be sure to attend the Middle Level Luncheon where we will honor the Hoey Award winner and hear author Rita Williams-Garcia. The ALAN breakfast is on Saturday and features author Walter Dean Myers.

Click here for registration informationStart planning your convention experience now by viewing the digital edition of the Convention Preview, the schedule of events, and these middle level events.

Use the online searchable program to round out your schedule today!


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