Middle School Education Products

  • History Class Revisited

    Tools and Projects to Engage Middle School Students in Social Studies

    By Jody Passanisi

    Learn new approaches to teaching history in middle school so students are more engaged in the big ideas and eager to examine the world around them. Co-published by Routledge and MiddleWeb, this practical guide will help you consider the unique needs of middle schoolers, who are in the midst of many…

    Paperback – 2016-05-16 
    Routledge

  • Learning on Your Feet

    Incorporating Physical Activity into the K–8 Classroom

    By Brad Johnson, Melody Jones

    In this much-needed book, you’ll learn how incorporating physical activity into the classroom can improve students’ engagement, achievement, and overall wellness. Students typically spend most of the day sitting at their desks, and many don’t have recess or PE, yet research shows that regular…

    Paperback – 2016-05-13 
    Routledge

  • Class Size

    Eastern and Western perspectives

    Edited by Peter Blatchford, Kam Wing Chan, Galton Maurice, Kwok Chan Lai, John Chi Kin Lee

    This book captures the range of views and evidence on class size across the world; seeks to clarify these deeply held views and move toward a clearer view of what we know and do not know about class size effects; and identify future steps in terms of policy and research. Of all the issues in…

    Hardback – 2016-05-04 
    Routledge
    Asia-Europe Education Dialogue

  • An Educator's Guide to Dual Language Instruction

    Increasing Achievement and Global Competence, K-12

    By Gayle Westerberg, Leslie Davison

    This user-friendly book is a key resource for teachers and administrators to ensure their school’s success in implementing and maintaining a dual language program. Authors Gayle Westerberg and Leslie Davison share their own experiences leading a dual language school, the obstacles they overcame,…

    Paperback – 2016-05-04 
    Routledge

  • The Narrative Writing Toolkit

    Using Mentor Texts in Grades 3-8

    By Sean Ruday

    In order for students to write effective narratives, they need to read good narratives. In this practical book, you’ll find out how to use mentor texts to make narrative writing instruction more meaningful, authentic, and successful. Author Sean Ruday demonstrates how you can teach elementary and…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21 
    Routledge

  • Judging for Themselves

    Using Mock Trials to Bring Social Studies and English to Life

    By David Sherrin

    Learn how to use mock trials to bring history and literature to life! When students take on the roles of lawyers and witnesses in historical or literary trials, they develop greater investment in the topics, they learn rigorous close-reading and questioning techniques, and they are able to deeply…

    Paperback – 2016-04-06 
    Routledge

  • Performance Tasks and Rubrics for Middle School Mathematics

    Meeting Rigorous Standards and Assessments, 2nd Edition

    By Charlotte Danielson, Elizabeth Marquez

    Performance tasks are highly effective tools to assist you in implementing rigorous standards. But how do you create, evaluate, and use such tools? In this bestselling book, educational experts Charlotte Danielson and Elizabeth Marquez explain how to construct and apply performance tasks to gauge…

    Paperback – 2016-03-28 
    Routledge
    Math Performance Tasks

  • Teaching Literature to Adolescents

    3rd Edition

    By Richard Beach, Deborah Appleman, Bob Fecho, Rob Simon

    This popular textbook introduces prospective and practicing English teachers to current methods of teaching literature in middle and high school classrooms. It underscores the value of providing students with a range of different critical approaches and tools for interpreting texts and the need to…

    Paperback – 2016-03-17 
    Routledge

  • Moving From What to What If?

    Teaching Critical Thinking with Authentic Inquiry and Assessments

    By John Barell

    This practical book outlines how you can challenge students to grapple with complex problems and engage more meaningfully with information across the content areas, rather than rely solely on rote memorization and standardized testing to measure academic success. Author John Barell shares vignettes…

    Paperback – 2016-03-16 
    Routledge

  • Constructed Responses for Learning

    By Warren Combs

    Teaching students to write constructed responses does not have to become a test-prep chore. An intentional routine of constructed responses provides powerful opportunities to teach strategic thinking through writing that also deepens students’ knowledge about core subjects. In this clear guide from…

    Paperback – 2016-02-26 
    Routledge

  • DIY Project Based Learning for Math and Science

    By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

    Are you interested in using Project Based Learning to revamp your lessons, but aren’t sure how to get started? In DIY Project Based Learning for Math and Science, award-winning teacher and Edutopia blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron makes it fun and easy! Project Based Learning encourages students and…

    Paperback – 2016-02-22 
    Routledge

  • Lead Like the Legends

    Advice and Inspiration for Teachers and Administrators

    By David I. Steinberg

    Based on the popular presentation of the same name, Lead Like the Legends uses the inspiring words of musical legends to help teachers and administrators learn the principles of effective leadership. The book is organized around 14 musical greats, including Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Marian…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge

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