Great Courses and Units for Middle School English/Language Arts Teachers
Welcome to our second blog post featuring great courses and units from members of the BetterLesson community. The first post collected courses for middle school math teachers. Teachers have bookmarked these courses, shared them with others, and told us how helpful they have been to their own teaching. Same with units. So we are putting them all in one place. We’ll be both updating this post periodically with new additions and bringing back courses and units that we’ve featured in the past. Look forward to collections across the core content aras in elementary, middle, and high school. Enjoy!
5th Grade English/Language Arts by Amber Smith. This course includes the following units: Character Study, Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Poetry, Informational Text: Writing, Realistic Fiction Writing, Test Prep: Skills Based, Launching Readers Workshop, and Vocabulary Study.
5th Grade Humanities A: Reading and Social Studies by Adriana Allen. This course includes the following units: Pre-American Revolution – “War Comes to Willy Freeman” by James and Christopher CollierUnderground Railroad, Slavery, and Pre-Civil War Politics – Research Paper, and Civil War and Reconstruction – “The Glory Field” by Walter Dean Myers.
5th Grade Humanities B: Grammar and Composition by Adriana Allen. This course includes the following units: Parts of Speech, Full Argumentative Essay With Emphasis on Quotations, and Argumentative Essay with Emphasis on Sentence Structure and Punctuation.
5th Grade Humanities A: Reading and Social Studies by James Larson. This course includes the following units: British Colonization and Native American History – “The Light in the Forest” by Conrad Richter, American Revolution – “Johnny Tremain” by Esther Forbes, and Underground Railroad – “Brady” by Jean Fritz.