Middle School: School and Academics Articles
Kids must become familiar with different forms of writing before they can break free from their sets of rules. Here's a sampling of types of writing, examples of prompts your child may face, and tips to tackle them.
Playing games can be a great way to learn, and the middle years are no exception. Here are 8 cool games sure to kick learning into high gear.
As a middle school writing aide, I know firsthand that grasping the main idea - or seeing the "big picture" - is difficult for budding readers. So to get practice my sixth graders at Corte Madera School summarize articles from newspapers.
Find out what teachers recommend your teens and adolescents read to get them ready for school.
Some kids never voluntarily pick up a book when they could be playing video games or text messaging. What causes some kids to love reading while others avoid it at all costs?
In middle school kids' bookshelves often starts collecting dust. The good news is that authors are coming up with great techniques to draw kids into the world of books.
Kids often get frustrated and lose interest in their assignments. You can help: here's an age-by-age guide to being your child's homework coach.
In today's standards-driven, no-nonsense classrooms, boys seem to be struggling to follow-through with homework, let alone sit still for five minutes. So how can you help them get organized and on track?
A theme is an idea or message about life, society, or human nature. And it is often the most hardest element for a middle schooler to identify in a book. But by asking questions as you read your child will be able to better identify themes.
Science is happening all around us, twenty-four hours a day. Every time we breathe in and out, ride our bikes or cook dinner, we are experiencing scientific events. So why should we limit our child's opportunity to learn about science to one short period of the school day?
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- Theories of Learning
- Problems With Standardized Testing
- What is the Impact of Technology on Learning?
- Information Processing Theory