Realistic fiction middle grade books - these are amazing books & are life-changing, powerful stories! Many of the books on this list have been on book award lists. The website also give a brief description of the books, if you are not familiar with them.
Upper elementary and middle school girls can always use a boost in self esteem. Learning to love oneself is especially difficult at this age. This group counseling lesson includes activities and printables that build confidence and increase self respect.
Short Story Resources For Teachers; great collection of resources, including short stories to teach literary elements, excellent literature to add to your curriculum, and ideas for helping students write stories themselves