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.