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Middle School Literacy

Our literacy resources feature video tutorials and short, self-paced modules on specific concepts in literacy.

Annotator Tool

With the Annotator Tool, teachers enter text for students to examine, and students use virtual highlighters to annotate the text.

Knowing Poe

The literature, life, and times of Edgar Allan Poe, in Baltimore and beyond.

Literacy Lessons in Science

In this collection of science-themed literacy lessons, students read primary and secondary texts on science topics to learn and practice literacy standards.

Literacy Lessons in Social Studies

In this collection of history-themed literacy lessons, students read primary and secondary historical texts to learn and practice literacy standards.

American Graduate

Learn about the high school dropout crisis in Maryland and find valuable resources and programs for at-risk youth and families.

Arguing for Change

Students use fiction and nonfiction text resources, as well as interactives and multimedia, to prepare an argumentative writing assignment to get classmates to stop bullying.

What Affects the Choices We Make?

Students use fiction and nonfiction resources, multimedia, artwork, and photography to help them write an argument for or against a planned TV program about choices and how to make them.

Overcoming Challenges

Students conduct research to help them write an explanation of a television program or video game project based on the theme of overcoming challenges.