Friday, June 17, 2011

Middle-Schoolers and Planning

Question: What adjustments must  middle-schoolers make in order to deal with demands on their time?

Answer: Teachers must help middle-schoolers learn how to organize their time for study, for projects, for writing assignments. They need help in dealing with the greater demands on their time.

Comment: We used to call it “study skills.” The fact is long-term assignments require planning and organization. Productivity depends on how well middle-schoolers plan for and organize long-term assignments. Teachers rarely taught such planning in the “old days” either. RayS.

Title: “Helping Middle-School Learners Succeed with Reading Assignments: A Focus on Time and Planning.” Beth Davey. Journal of Reading (November 1993), 170-173.

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