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Hughes, Janette; John, Amy – Voices from the Middle, 2009
The authors share the story of a performance-based poetry project undertaken by a class of grade 6 and 7 students. The use of new digital media for reading, writing, and representing poetry encouraged an exploration of the relationship between text and image and how images and sound might be used to mediate meaning making. New media have an…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Poetry, Student Interests, Grade 7
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Taylor, Monica; Otinsky, Gennifer – Voices from the Middle, 2006
Taylor and Otinsky provide readers with a road map for interactive learning centers as a means to ground students as they develop their authentic questions about complex issues such as racism. Using interactive learning centers, students are invited to engage with a large number of collaborative experiences with texts of multiple media, the goal…
Descriptors: Learning Centers (Classroom), Grade 6, Cooperative Learning, Racial Bias
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Wilhelm, Jeffrey D. – Voices from the Middle, 2004
One specially important aspect of the inquiry process is helping students to find existing sources of data, including sources on the Internet. This obviously involves the essential issue of evaluating and judging the usefulness of Web sites. In this article, the author presents several Web sites which help students evaluate Web sites.
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Web Sites, Teaching Methods, Student Research