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Portier, Christine A.; Peterson, Shelley Stagg; Capitao-Tavares, Zelia; Rambaran, Kamla – Middle School Journal (J3), 2013
Homework is an important way for teachers to develop relationships with their students' parents and other caregivers. The learning activities teachers assign for homework provide parents a window into the content and skills their children are learning at school. Parents have a chance to participate in their children's schooling by…
Descriptors: Homework, Assignments, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers
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Gillespie, Joanne S. – Middle School Journal (J3), 2011
Middle grades teachers should create meaningful learning activities involving stimulating literature and interesting composition prompts. This article describes a unit in which eighth graders read short stories by Edgar Allan Poe. Using multiple learning and teaching approaches, they expanded their vocabularies, responded artistically to "The…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Grade 8, Teaching Methods, Writing Assignments