During the middle school years students will begin to ask more questions and think critically about the information they are learning.
This is the perfect time to introduce children to classic literature and a variety of literary genres. It is also a great time to encourage students to have conversations about the books and stories they are reading.
Since our children were young we have coordinated a Book Club so they can explore works of literature with their friends. By engaging in discussions and hands-on learning activities they have developed a love of reading and sharing great books with their friends.
Because of our fondness for great literature we have gathered a number of wonderful resources to share with you our Ultimate Guide to Middle School Literature:
Middle School Literature Hands-on Activities
Amos Fortune: Literature Project – After reading Amos Fortune, assign this simple project to help your middle schooler learn to analyze the themes from the book.
Book Clubs and Discussion Starters
Middle School Literature Resources, Printables, and More
Using Picture Books to Teach Writing Styles – Using picture books to teach writing styles is a series of posts that use children’s literature as mentor texts for teaching middle school students how to write persuasive essays, narratives, biographies and more.
Living Literature Top 10 Index – This living literature list includes topics ranging from character training to science, and everything in between.