Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos is a lighthearted novel suitable for middle school kids. Your students will laugh at Joey's antics yet sympathize with his needs. Print free lesson plans for Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key.
Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli is the touching sequel to Stargirl. In this novel, Stargirl writes letters to Leo as she tries to come to terms with their complicated relationship. Print free lesson plans for Love, Stargirl.
The Man Who Loved Clowns by June Rae Wood is a number one favorite among middle schoolers. They will laugh like never before, and they may even shed a tear or two! This moving novel tells of the hopes, struggles, and fears of a teenage girl and her special relationship with her uncle who has Down -Syndrome. Your middle school students will love this book, and they will never forget it! Click here to view free lesson plans for the novel.
Maniac Magee is a page-turner your students will not forget! View free lesson plans for Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
Number the Stars , a book about the Holocaust, by Lois Lowry is a Newberry Medal award winning novel. This compelling story will hook your reluctant readers and pull them into and unforgettable story of friendship, courage, and hardships. Print free lesson plans for Number the Stars.
On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer tells a powerful story that your students will never forget. Print free handouts for On My Honor.
Rules by Cynthia Lord will keep your middle school students interested as they read about twelve-year-old Catherine and her autistic brother David. Catherine just wants a normal life, but there is more than her younger brother that complicates that. Print free lesson plans for Rules.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is always a favorite among middle schoolers. This classic is timeless and will never be forgotten. Print free handouts for The Outsiders.
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan is a heartfelt, touching story that will captivate your students. Print free lesson plans for Sarah, Plain and Tall.
Small Steps, Louis Sachar's newest book stars Armpit, one of the guys from Camp Green Lake. Armpit is now in his late teens and while trying to make something of his life, finds himself in some tough situations. This humorous and touching book gives a real world outlook and teaches a notable life lesson - The secret to life is to take small steps and just keep moving forward. Your students will love this fun loving, adventurous novel! Print free lessons to accompany Small Steps.
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli is also an awesome novel for middle schoolers! Your students will fall in love with Stargirl and laugh as she tries to fit in with the students at her new high school! As soon as they finsh reading Stargirl, they will rush to read the sequel, Love, Stargirl! Print free lesson plans for Stargirl!
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume is suitable for students in the third through sixth grade. Your students will automatically fall in love with the character Fudge and laugh through every page! Print free handouts for tales of a fourth grade nothing.
Tuck Everlasting is a touching novel your students will not forget! They will love to read about Winnie as she becomes friends with the friendly yet unusual Tuck family. Click here to get our free lesson plans for Tuck Everlasting.
The Tale of Despereaux is a magical story that your students will remember forever. Print free lessons for The Tale of Despereaux.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham is sure to be a hit in your classroom! Print free lessons for this novel today!
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