When engaged in standards-focused Project Based Learning (PBL), students are working in teams to experience and explore relevant, real-world problems, questions, issues and challenges; then creating presentations and products to share what they have learned. The teacher’s role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor; it is not one of directing and managing all student work. Well-designed projects that meet PBL criteria differ from activities, or even projects, that have been traditional in the classroom. Many of the project based learning designs featured below were created by West Virginia teachers who worked with the Division of Teaching and Learning through participation in the Teacher Leadership Institute, the Secondary PBL project, or other WVDE content-specific professional development. Other resources featured were procured from external sources. When using instructional plans from external sources remember to double-check the instructional goals and objectives to ensure that they align with the West Virginia College- and Career-Readiness Standards for ELA in the desired grade level.