In the process, they make extensive use of the dictionary and thesaurus. Rather than taking away creativity, Bradshaw believes this kind of structure gives students a helpful format for creativity. Here are some of the questions: Why did I write this piece? Our list is different from many others in that it doesn't concentrate on the big sites; we highlight a handful of smaller sites too, including some great resources created by middle-school teachers. They are so proud of those books. It started out kinda slow, but you could tell there was something exciting coming up.
The education you receive in language arts, math, science and social studies will all become more detailed and in-depth. Have other, honest people look at your work and critique it. I almost needed to read it again the way you ride a roller coaster over again because it goes too fast. This lesson teaches students connections between subject, writer, and audience and how rhetorical strategies are used in everyday writing. Middle-L is not for the faint of heart. Here is the link to their website : Thanks for this great resource, Jennifer — I wanted to add to this list The Daphne Review, which publishes the work of young writers and artists from around the globe and gives them the opportunity to showcase their talents to the world.
You'll also get a sense about whether you can handle the flow of mail. Looped over her finger, the rubber band merely dangled. Education World has selected some of the best of those sites to create a sort of middle-school survival kit for you. Use writing to improve relations among students. This interactive graphic organizer helps students develop an outline that includes an introductory statement, main ideas they want to discuss or describe, supporting details, and a conclusion that summarizes the main ideas.
A search of the most recent additions revealed a wide variety of Digests that deal with issues of interest to middle level educators. Diane Waff, co-director of the , taught in an urban school where boys outnumbered girls four to one in her classroom. The Web is home to dozens of sites devoted to the interests of middle-level educators and students. Establish an email dialogue between students from different schools who are reading the same book. The class, working in groups, decides on a theme such as jealousy, sibling rivalry, competition, or teen drinking. Take a few minutes to explore the nooks and crannies of Kim's Korner.
Grades: 4—12 Price: Free, Paid A free version is offered for teachers which includes access to thousands of books, assignments, the ability to import 3 articles per month, the ability to embed questions, notes and media, and a gradebook. For example, on an overhead transparency she shows a sketch of herself stirring cookie batter while on vacation. They also learn that their own talents and time are valuable assets in solving some of the world's problems — one life at a time. Your students learn Internet research skills while investigating topics such as technology, history, and more. It is also a very helpful review tool.
The writers then told the stories behind their headlines. However, meeting this need can come at a high cost, leading administrators to purchase smaller quantities — often from different and incompatible printer brands — over longer periods of time. A new baby in a family, a lost tooth, and the death of one student's father were the playful or serious inspirations for student writing. Any topic of discussion is fair game on Middle-L. Other students relied on grades as the only standard by which they judged their own work.
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