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Somer Lewis
lewiss@uncw.edu
910.962.7244

Watson College of Education
UNCW
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

Middle School Websites

Quicklinks


Articles of Interest

Homework Takes a Hit
http://www.educationworld.com/a_issues/issues134.shtml

Moving Instruction to Center Stage
http://hepg.org/hel-home/issues/18_5/helarticle/moving-instruction-to-center-stage_221


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Transitioning from Middle to High

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

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Art

Art Appreciation
http://www.first-school.ws/theme/artapp.htm
Preschool art activities and crafts

ArtsEdge
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators.aspx
The Kennedy Center's Teaching Materials focus on the national art education standards and provide K-12 teachers with curriculum units, lesson plans, activities and other ideas for integrating the arts into classroom teaching.

Art North Carolina
http://artnc.org
This educational resource is designed for educators and students interested in learning form works of art. Special section called “Themes and Lessons” provides lesson plans and examples of how to integrate art into general class instruction.

Teachnet: Art/Creativity
http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/art/index.html
A list of a few art/craft ideas.

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Geography

Country links
http://www.websterschools.org/classrooms/state_library/hirschler.html

The Geography Store
http://www.geographystore.com
This site has a comprehensive selection of classroom maps, globes, and geo-games.

My Wonderful World for Educators
http://www.mywonderfulworld.org/index.html
A comprehensive action kit for educators to get started including a Global IQ test.

Western Hemisphere links, a little bit of everything
http://geographyworldonline.com/


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History

The History Channel Teacher Guides
http://www.history.com/classroom-study-guides
Free printable teacher guides to accompany educational programs on the history channel.


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Language Arts



Graphic Organizers
http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/students/learning/lr1grorg.htm
Graphic organizer templates for different organizers like spider maps, fish maps, compare/contrast matrix, and network trees

Teachnet: Language Arts
http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/langarts/index.html
Lesson plans in the categories of: general, reading, writing, spelling, speaking, terminology, ESL, and poetry.

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Literature

EnglishCompanion.Com
http://www.englishcompanion.com/assignments/assessment/rubrics.html
A list of rubrics for homework, projects, presentations, or journals.

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

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Math

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

Explorelearning
http://www.explorelearning.com
ExploreLearning offers a catalog of modular, interactive simulations in math and science for teachers and students in grades 6-12 called Gizmos.

The Math Forum at Drexel “Teachers’s Place”
http://mathforum.org/teachers/
Lesson plans grouped by elementary, middle, or high school levels.

Math Problem Solving Activities
http://www.rhlschool.com/math.htm

Math Projects and Activities: Global Connection
http://www.globalclassroom.org/authors/florida/math/projects.html

Teacher Toolkit
http://www.buildingrainbows.com/CA/ca.home.php
Lesson plans created for middle school math.

Teachnet: Math
http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/math/index.html
Lesson plans for math grouped into: general, maps and graphs, terminology, geometry, and real world.

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Reading/Writing

Book Adventures
http://www.bookadventure.com
A reading motivation program for grades K-8

Pink Monkey Writing Help
http://www.pinkmonkey.com/core/writing.asp
Multiple writing help topics

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

Wired for Books
http://wiredforbooks.org/
Online audio books for all reading levels

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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Science

Annenberg/CPB Learner.org
http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/
Science activities for select topics like “light” and “space.”

Explorelearning
http://www.explorelearning.com
ExploreLearning offers a catalog of modular, interactive simulations in math and science for teachers and students in grades 6-12 called Gizmos.

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

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

The JASON Project
http://www.jasonproject.org/
The JASON Project is dedicated to inspiring a passion for life-long learning in science through innovative, technology-rich middle grade educational programs.

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

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Social Studies

Lesson Plans and Resources
http://www.csun.edu/%7Ehcedu013/
A site specifically created for social studies teachers. Includes lesson plan outlines, and additional social studies resources.

Teachnet: Social Studies
http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/socstudies/index.html
Lesson plans grouped into: history, personal growth, countries, government, economics, society, and geography.

The World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/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.

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Technology

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

Standards-Based Instruction
http://www.rmcdenver.com/useguide/lessons/lindex.htm
Includes a step-by-step outline on how to create a technology based lesson plan


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Writing

ABC’s of the Writing Process
http://www.angelfire.com/wi/writingprocess/specificgos.html
A list of links of graphic organizers

How to Start a Writer’s Workshop
http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/681.html



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