Reading Comprehension & Writing Strategy for Middle and High School Students
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Tips to Improve Reading Comprehension -

Tips to Improve Reading Comprehension - | Reading Comprehension & Writing Strategy for Middle and High School Students | Scoop.it
The key to improving reading comprehension is using strategies that support working memory when reading. We want information to stay …
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Reading strategies to help high school students and middle school students understand their textbooks

Reading strategies to help high school students and middle school students understand their textbooks | Reading Comprehension & Writing Strategy for Middle and High School Students | Scoop.it
Students may be getting a good early start on reading in the elementary grades, but to meet the increasing demands of textbook reading in high school and m
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40 Excellent Short Stories For Middle School

40 Excellent Short Stories For Middle School | Reading Comprehension & Writing Strategy for Middle and High School Students | Scoop.it
Middle school is a funny place. Students can be mature and insightful one minute, obtuse and petulant the next. Yet even the most resistant scholar will enjoy a good story. The 40 stories below are...
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The Learning Toolbox - Cornell Notes

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Effective Reading Programs for Middle and High Schools: A Best-Evidence Synthesis

This is a comprehensive look at the research based evidence for effective reading programs for middle and high school aged learners.

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This article gives four suggestions about reading improvement in High School and Middle School students. Class group activities are provided with instructions in how reading can improve with the students. Different programs are being invented to help teachers with improving their student's reading with different teaching practices. This article is a scholarly article because the author Cynthia Groff graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Masters as well as the other authors.

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Content Literacy Strategies

Content Literacy Strategies | Reading Comprehension & Writing Strategy for Middle and High School Students | Scoop.it

This site has a long list of strategies for content literacy.  All are appropriate for middle grade readers. 

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PAEC_Casebook.pdf

I love this! From the Panhandle (Florida) Area Education Consortium, it is a very cleverly put together workbook of strategies.  It also includes a Reading Survey to determine the reading background of middle school students.

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Middle/High School | abcteach

A quality educational site offering 5000+ FREE printable theme units, word puzzles, writing forms, book report forms,math, ideas, lessons and much more.

 

Some materials are for profit, but there are many good comprehension worksheets that are free.

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Stuck in the Middle: Strategies to Engage Middle-Level Learners | Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z | AdLit.org

AdLit.org offers resources (articles, research, teaching strategies, book recommendations) for parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers.

 

Strategies for middle school learners from AdLit, which is geared toward grades 4 through 12.

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Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets

Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets | Reading Comprehension & Writing Strategy for Middle and High School Students | Scoop.it
Comprehension strategies are sets of steps that good readers use to make sense of text. Comprehension strategy instruction helps students become purposeful, active readers who are in control of their own reading comprehension.

 

Reading Rockets is a great sure and this article on it is no exception.  These are great basic, proven strategies.  There are also a lot of good reading links on this page.

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Developing strategic readers in the middle years

An argument for a strategic-instructional model at the middle school level. I like this because it contains recent data.

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Reading Online

This is an IRA journal article that discusses the unique realm of middle school reading comprehension and strategies in depth.

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Reading Comprehension Guide, strategies & Worksheets

A complete guide to Reading Comprehension for parents and teachers, with helpful articles, tips, and elementary school worksheets from 1st to 5th grade.

 

The worksheets are too young for average middle grade learners, but are appropriate for struggling readers at that level.  The other resources are very appropriate for middle school instruction.

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Tools for Reading, Writing & Thinking

Tools for Reading, Writing & Thinking | Reading Comprehension & Writing Strategy for Middle and High School Students | Scoop.it
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I have always loved the resources from this school district!

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I have always loved the resources from this school district!

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Letter to my middle school writing students (December 2014)

Letter to my middle school   writing students (December 2014) | Reading Comprehension & Writing Strategy for Middle and High School Students | Scoop.it
(By Robert Nagle. I passed this letter to my creative writing students on the last day of class on December, 2014). I hope you enjoyed this creative writing class. I definitely enjoyed being regula...
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Good words of wisdom

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Purdue OWL: Grades 7-12 Instructors and Students

This page provides resources for grades 7-12 instructors and students
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Classic OWL

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Teaching High School English

Flagging strategies for reading comprehension. They put the flags directly into the book while reading. (Flagging strategies for reading comprehension.
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Students need to recognize text components as they read, not search for them later!

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Reading strategies to help high school students and middle school students understand their textbooks

Reading strategies to help high school students and middle school students understand their textbooks...

 

This is a nice look at some content area strategies.

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Effective Instruction for Middle School Students with Reading Difficulties: The Reading Teacher's Sourcebook

This is an awesome free download--a sourcebook for middle school teachers.  There are many good components-from planning for instruction to assessing reading.

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International Reading Association home page

International Reading Association home page...

 

The name of the organization speaks for itself.  Some resources require membership, but there are a lot of good free resources!

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How to Improve Reading Comprehension: Articles

How to Improve Reading Comprehension: Articles | Reading Comprehension & Writing Strategy for Middle and High School Students | Scoop.it
Articles on how to improve reading comprehension in grades 4 through 12.

 

Some portions have for profit aspects, but there are a lot of good tips, strategies, theories and other resources.

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80.04.06: Motivational Techniques for Improving Reading Comprehension Among Innercity High School Students

This is older and geared toward high school students, but I still found it very true for middle school students.  I taught in an inner city middle/high school and I found this very applicable to the students that I had there.

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New Tactics on Reading at Middle Schools – SchoolBook

New Tactics on Reading at Middle Schools – SchoolBook | Reading Comprehension & Writing Strategy for Middle and High School Students | Scoop.it
To bolster student performance at some of the city’s lowest-performing middle schools, New York City is concentrating on boosting students’ reading and writing skills.The Education Department and City Council have embarked on a plan to train...
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100 Books to Read in Middle School- AMHS Library

100 Books to Read in Middle School- AMHS Library | Reading Comprehension & Writing Strategy for Middle and High School Students | Scoop.it

This is a site that I have used often.  The list is contemporary--kids will actually be interested in the subject matter of the books and want to read them!

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Teachers' Domain: Browse: National K -12 Subject: Text Comprehension Skills

Registration is free for this Wal-Mart funded site that contains all kids of digital media.  There is a plethora of reading material, including over almost 200 elements that deal with text comprehension skills.

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