Middle School Websites

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Fun Brain Educational Games
https://www.funbrain.com 

Helping Middle School Students Make the Transition into High School
https://www.kidsource.com/education/middlehigh.html
An article that discusses transition concerns and activities/methods that help students to transition comfortably

Know It All
https://www.knowitall.org/
Resources for all grades and content areas - including videos and interactives.

New York Times Learning Network
https://www.nytimes.com/spotlight/resources-for-teachers 

PBS Learning Media
https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/
Free standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for teachers.

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Arts

Art North Carolina
https://artnc.org
This educational resource is designed for educators and students interested in learning from works of art. A special section called "Themes and Lessons" provides lesson plans and examples of how to integrate art into general class instruction.

Kennedy Center Lessons & Activities
https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/resources-for-educators/classroom-resources/lessons-and-activities/ 
The Kennedy Center's Lessons & Activities contains arts-centered, standards-based resources for in and out of school. They can be filtered by grade and subject.

Kinder Art
https://www.kinderart.com/ 
Check out the 6-8 section for middle grades-specific art ideas.

Teachnet: Art/Creativity
https://teachnet.com/category/lessonplans/art/
A list of a few art/craft ideas.


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CTE

 

Back to School Technology Activities
https://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech141.shtml


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Language Arts

8 Truths About Teaching Writing to Middle Schoolers
https://www.edutopia.org/article/8-truths-about-teaching-writing-middle-schoolers 

A Guide to Reader's Theater
https://www.aaronshep.com/rt/Tips.html 

Book Adventures
https://www.bookadventure.comA reading motivation program for grades K-8

Carol Hurst' Children's Literature Site
http://www.carolhurst.com
A collection of reviews of great books for children as well as ways to incorporate them in the classroom.

Graphic Organizer Templates
https://www.hmhco.com/blog/free-graphic-organizer-templates

Graphic Organizer Templates
https://www.edrawsoft.com/share-graphic-organizer.php 

How to Run a Successful Writer’s Workshop
https://performingineducation.com/how-to-run-a-successful-writers-workshop/ 

Loyal Books
http://www.loyalbooks.com/
Free public domain audiobooks and eBook downloads for all reading levels

Literature-Based Instruction
https://www.lessonsense.com/tips/literature-based-instruction/

Questions on Books
http://www.theliterarylink.com/questions_otherbooks.html
Review questions for books commonly taught all grades K-12

Study Questions on YA Lit
http://www.theliterarylink.com/questions_otherbooks.html
Links to study questions on young adult literature as well as young children's literature

Teachnet: Language Arts
https://teachnet.com/category/lessonplans/language-arts/ 
Lesson plans in the categories of: general, reading, writing, spelling, speaking, terminology, ESL, and poetry.

Word Central
http://www.wordcentral.com/
Look up words in the student dictionary, create your own dictionary, "word of the day", and word games

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Math

AAA Math
https://www.aaamath.com
Feature a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons.

Annenberg Learner
https://www.learner.org/subject/mathematics/
Web-based math courses that are organized around NCTM content standards to help teachers better understand the concepts they are teaching to students.

Better Lesson: Middle School Math Resources
https://betterlesson.com/community/directory/middle_school/math 

Connecting to Math in Real Life
https://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/mathchat/mathchat019.shtml 

Desmos
https://teacher.desmos.com/
Browse both already created and editable interactive math lessons. Use the teacher dashboard to see how your students are progressing in real-time.

Gizmos
https://gizmos.explorelearning.com/
Interactive math and science virtual labs simulations for grades 3-12.

Inside Mathematics: Tools for Educators
https://www.insidemathematics.org/tools-for-educators

Math Teacher Resources
https://www.mathteaching.org/math-teacher-resources-lesson-plans-games-more/
Lesson plans, games, and more

Middle School Math Content
https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/middle-school-math.html 

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Classroom Resources
https://www.nctm.org/classroomresources/
Check out the "Free Resources" section if you are not an NCTM member.

Online Math Resources for Kids of All Ages
https://redtri.com/math-virtual-resources-education-offers-kids/ 

Socratic Method in Teaching Math
https://sciencing.com/benchmarks-estimate-sum-difference-10026878.html 

Teachnet: Math
https://teachnet.com/category/lessonplans/math/ 
Lesson plans for math are grouped into general, maps and graphs, terminology, geometry, and the real world.

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Science

Annenberg Learner: Science
https://www.learner.org/subject/science/ 
Science activities for select topics like "light" and "space."

Discovery Education
https://www.discoveryeducation.com/

Gizmos
https://gizmos.explorelearning.com/
Interactive math and science virtual labs simulations for grades 3-12.

The Globe Program
https://www.globe.gov
GLOBE provides assistance through training at professional development workshops, Teacher's Guide, "how-to" videos, and other materials.

Hands-On Activities
https://www.exploratorium.edu/explore/handson.html 

How Stuff Works
https://www.howstuffworks.com

Middle School Science
https://www.middleschoolscience.com
A site geared specifically towards Middle School Science Curriculums. Lesson plan subjects range from Chemistry, Physics, Earth, and Life Sciences

NASA Solar System Simulator
https://space.jpl.nasa.gov/

National Geographic Education: Resource Library
https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/resource-library

Printable Science Worksheets, Tests, and Activities
https://www.helpteaching.com/free-science-worksheets.htm

Science Fair Project Ideas
https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/list 

WISE: Web-based Inquiry Science Environment
https://wise.berkeley.edu/ 

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Social Studies

 

PBS Social Studies Resources
https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/social-studies/ 

Smithsonian's History Explorer - Lessons & Activities
https://historyexplorer.si.edu/lessons 

Teachnet: Social Studies
https://teachnet.com/category/lessonplans/social-studies/ 
Lesson plans are grouped into history, personal growth, countries, government, economics, society, and geography.

The World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/
Everything you need to know about the world you can find in The World Factbook, from weights and measures to country profiles and flags.

World Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/index.html
Brain-engaging geography games to test your knowledge about continents, countries, states, capitals, flags, oceans, rivers, etc.

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