Inspiring Middle School Literacy

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These online self-paced lessons for blended learning, funded by the Walmart Foundation, are designed to enhance the literacy skills of struggling readers in grades 5–8.  Each uses videos, interactive activities, note taking, reading, and writing to present students with an engaging science, social studies, mathematics, or English language arts topic.


Each lesson addresses a range of literacy strategies, which are listed in the accompanying teacher's guide.

  • Graphing Distance and Time: Travel

    In this blended lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn how to read and interpret a distance–time graph.
    Grades: 5-8
  • Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers: Recipes

    In this blended lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students examine how to multiply fractions by whole numbers in the context of a recipe.
    Grades: 5-8
  • Population Sampling: Fish

    In this blended lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn about population sampling by watching how a Native American tribe measures the number of fish in their lake.
    Grades: 5-8
  • Ratio and Proportional Reasoning: Food Labels

    In this blended lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn how to use fractions to interpret the nutritional information contained on food labels.
    Grades: 5-8
  • Unit Conversion: Water Use

    In this blended lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students examine how to use fractions to measure and help conserve freshwater resources.
    Grades: 5-8

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