If you are looking for a way to get your middle school students interested in nonfiction, these passages will definitely help. This document includes four high-interest nonfiction passages. Students will learn unusual but true facts as they practice their close reading and comprehension skills. $

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As a middle grade/middle school teacher, parents typically want ideas for how to help their struggling readers. That's tricky, because I just want to say, "Read! Read! Read!" But I know they might need more direction. I made this hand-out and posted it, along with book recommendation lists, as a FREEBIE in my store for you to use too! Link in profile.

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The great thing about poetry is that it can be engaging, yet efficient; a couple read-throughs may take only a few minutes and can refresh your students on any number of skills, including close reading, determining central idea, interpreting figurative language, and citing text evidence.

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Book Set Recommendations for Middle School Literature Circles | Middle School Teacher to Literacy Coach | Bloglovin’

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Musings from the Middle School: Article of the Week

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The Hungry Teacher: Guided Reading and Small Groups in Middle School PART III: Lessons and Novel Units

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Silent Reading in the Middle School Classroom - Tips and Tricks for Making it Work!

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Many middle school level passages w/ mc ? and critical thinking **FREE**

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Looking to breathe some life into your lit circle routine? Check out this blog post!!

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Engaging, Rigorous, and Differentiated Close Reading Activities for Middle School ELA Classrooms: Short Stories, Non-Fiction & More!

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