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ERIC Number: ED593640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Oct-2
Pages: 170
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-9427-9949-8
Transforming Practices for the Middle School Classroom. Engaging Research
Lindahl, Kristen, Ed.; Hansen-Thomas, Holly, Ed.
Discover ways in which teachers interpret and innovate research findings into actual classroom practice to create positive classroom transformations. Like the middle grades themselves, the chapters in this volume are organized by academic content area including language arts, social studies, science, and math: (1) Understand the benefits of using digital media, audio, video, visuals, and graphic representations that can make content more accessible and increase engagement; (2) Discover how to employ multiple approaches to skill development, including scaffolding and ethnographic techniques; (3) Learn how to foster identify formation with social, cultural, and linguistic experiences; and (4) Identify ways to prepare students for the expectations and obligations of high-school, college, career, and civic life. This book is organized into the following chapters: (1) Reading, Listening, Viewing: Multimodal Practices for English Learners (6th grade) (Nicole King, Afi da Safriani, and Youngjoo Yi); (2) Media Literacy and Persuasive Writing in a Secondary English Classroom (8th grade) (Jonathan Smith); (3) Let's Get Multimodal!: Exploring Modes of Narrative Writing in Middle School English Language Arts (7th-8th grade) (Misty Ferguson); (4) Educating for Multicultural/Multilingual Diversity: An Ethnographic Approach (7th grade) (Daniela Silva); (5) Translanguaging, Culture, and Context in a Puerto Rican Middle School (7th grade) (Nathaly S. Batista-Morales and Juan G. Rosado); (6) Language Instruction and Civic Learning Through Contingent Scaffolding and the C3 Framework (7th grade) (Stephen S. Masyada and Katherine Barko-Alva); (7) The Power of Voice in Advanced Social Studies and Language Arts Texts (7th-8th grade) (Elizabeth Hughes Karnes and Holly Hansen-Thomas); (8) Civic Engagement and Text Features in Middle School Social Studies (6th grade) (Kristen Lindahl and Kathryn Henderson); (9) Infusing Literacy Into the STEM Class (7th grade) (Emily Austin Thrush, Teresa S. Dalle, and DeAnna Owens); (10) Building Language Awareness and Scaffolding Scientific Discourse (6th grade) (Jennifer Gilardi Swoyer and Donna James); (11) Incorporating Multimodality Into a Linguistically Diverse Middle School Statistics Curriculum (6th grade) (Rachel S. G. Bower); and (12) Integrating Vocabulary Instruction Into Middle School Mathematics: Addressing the Needs of Long-Term English Learners (6th grade) (Claudia Rodriguez-Mojica, Marco Bravo, and Claire Nastari).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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