Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Middle School: Ultimate Showdown! BY James Patterson & Julia Bergen

Middle School: Ultimate Showdown!

Love these books! Readers get a chance to participate in James Patterson's wildly successful Middle School series in this interactive book featuring more than 80 hilarious anecdotes from dueling siblings Rafe and Georgia Khatchadorian--plus dozens of fun-filled activities!

The Khatchadorian kids are an opinionated duo, and as readers of the Middle School stories know, they don't exactly see eye to eye. But when wild-card Rafe and mostly-straight-laced Georgia go at it, the only thing more fun than their ranting is getting to join in! Their back-and-forth banter on a range of topics--from bullying to cafeteria food to school dress codes--introduces more than 40 writing and drawing prompts and other games, along with room for readers to share their own points of view. (Includes over 200 illustrations.)

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Advisory Resources

Activators Cover The Advisory Guide: Designing and Implementing Effective Advisory Programs in Secondary Schools (ADVISO)  The Advisory Library (ADVLIB)

and middle level resources

If you are struggling with how to implement Advisory - here are some resources and clips to get you started or rejuvenate your meetings and philosophies.


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Heroes and Heroines

If your middle school students think that pop culture celebrities and tabloid cover kings and queens are people to look up to, teach them a thing or two about true historical or global role models during a heroes and heroines activity. According to the National Council for the Social Studies, teachers in middle school should help their students to develop a global perspective through group projects, experiential hands-on learning and interdisciplinary instruction.

How many do your students know?
Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines From Joan of Arc to Mother TeresaBoys Who Rocked the World: Heroes from King Tut to Bruce LeeEveryday HeroesFinding Courage