middle grades

Put More Movement in Your Middle Grades Lessons – Education Article

A MiddleWeb Blog My Teaching Secret I have a teaching secret. Not the good type, like a trick or tip to make sure every lesson is a success…but the kind I’m NOT proud of. Here it is: Despite all the writing and speaking I do about making learning student-focused, participatory, and engaging, deep down what I really crave is a compliant, calm, predictable classroom. The truth is that I feel the most comfortable in the driver’s seat of learning –…

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Middle Grades Summer Reading and Learning Resources – Education Article

A few quick links: ►The Horn Book’s middle school summer reading list for 2019: fiction, nonfiction, and graphic with multicultural characters; ►Librarians and teachers – and students – share what works and what doesn’t in summer reading lists in Carly Okyle’s SLJ post; ►Edutopia’s Five-Minute Film Festival by Keyana Stevens provides motivating videos, explanations of summer slide, and book trailers for teens. Let’s begin with some excellent advice from a middle grades student, shared in an article at the What Kids Can…

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