Middle School Journal

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 2, November

Four Components to Promote Literacy Engagement in Subject Matter Disciplines
Teachers and teacher educators share a common goal-they all strive to help their students become knowledgeable, lifelong learners. Language arts teachers want their students to become proficient readers and writers, to appreciate and understand quality...
Literary Artistic Spaces Engage Middle Grades Teachers and Students in Critical-Multicultural Dialogue
Urban students write about their lives in one-word poems and on traveling scrawled walls.The value of the arts in education recently received attention in a report by the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities (2011). The committee explored...
Multimodal Learning Clubs
Students in multimodal learning clubs use a variety of texts to learn important content.According to the PEW Internet and American Life project, adolescents' Internet use grew from 75% of adolescents in 2000 to 93% in 2010 (Lenhart, Purcell, Smith, &...
Professional Learning Communities Create Sustainable Change through Collaboration
The term professional learning community, or PLC, has been widely used in education to represent various groups assembled to work together for a variety of reasons. These groups often include grade level groups, interdisciplinary teams, and subject area...
Rethinking Charter Schools
When my brother and, later, my sister announced that they were enrolling their children in a virtual charter school, I had reservations about their plans. At the time, I had little experience with online learning, and I also had little firsthand knowledge...
Seeing How to Ask First: Photo Elicitation Motivates English Language Learners to Write
Photos prompt middle grades English language learners to reflect upon and write about their lives."Mara Salvatrucha""Mara" means "gang." "Salvatrucha" means "really angry." Gangsters. They are bad people because sometimes they kill someone. ... They...
Successful Strategies for Teaching Reading to Middle Grades English Language Learners
Teachers can employ a variety of classroom-tested strategies to teach reading to English language learners.Carlos (a pseudonym) moved from Guatemala to the United States when he was in sixth grade. When Carlos started school, his teachers expected him...
Using Chants and Cadences to Promote Literacy across the Curriculum
Chants and cadences engage students in creative writing and critical thinking.In our teaching, traditional spoken and written responses may be the most common, but they are not the only modes of representation to which we and our students have access....
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