|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.
· Understand the benefits of using digital media, audio, video, visuals, and graphic representations that can make content more accessible and increase engagement.
· Discover how to employ multiple approaches to skill development, including scaffolding and ethnographic techniques.
· Learn how to foster identify formation with social, cultural, and linguistic experiences.
· Identify ways to prepare students for the expectations and obligations of high-school, college, career, and civic life.