Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas--superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
These five reading strategies are ones I use all year long with eighth graders. This excellent article outlines step-by-step instruction for guiding middle school and high school students through a difficult text using close reading strategies. Detailed examples of the strategies using classic novels are provided.
This limited web page provides instruction on tough grammar subjects that middle schoolers often struggle with in a humorous light. Some topics include semicolons, who vs. whom, and commonly misspelled words.
Help students improve their grammar and writing skills through a fun, interactive site that accentuates various concepts. This versatile tool can be used on the iPad and is integrated with Edmodo as well.