Weird Science: Middle School Non-fiction Reading and Writing with Cross-Curricular Texts Fossilized Meal in a Meal
Anticipation PPTs Non-fiction text Guided Reading Questions
Multi-ELA Skill Practice Writing Prompt Fully Editable
Encourage your students to read, practice critical ELA skills, and write with this Weird Science text. This set contains one complete 45-60 minute lesson guaranteed to spark middle school curiosity and provide practice targeting reading comprehension, main idea and details, inference, root study, grammar, and literary element skills.
This lesson contains: (1) an anticipatory PPT with notes to spark student interest, scaffold understanding, and introduce "words to watch"; (2) a one-page "Weird Science" story; (3) a graphic organizer featuring targeted questions to guide understanding and practice critical ELA skills; (4) a complete answer key; (5) a culminating writing prompt. All documents are fully editable.
These lessons are great for individual or partner work and could be easily adapted for Sub Plans.
Main Idea, Details, Its & it's, Grammar, Root Words, Literary Elements, Tone, Analogy, Close Reading, Cross-curricular, Non-fiction, Science, Middle School.