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Tips

Creating a culture of good study skills and academic behaviors requires a strong home/school partnership. Providing parents and caregivers with tips and information about how to support their student’s organizational and study skills at home is an excellent way to show that your school truly cares about college readiness. Feel free to include these short articles in your class webpage, newsletter, or school website. 

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Tip! A Look But Don’t Cite Wikipedia Policy is Best for College Readiness

Tip! Follow up on matters that affect your grade.

Tip! It’s Group Project time! Group projects can be a great middle school learning experience, but they can be difficult to manage.

Tip! Start the new semester out the right way. Update your planner!

Tip! Did you know that in middle school, what you do and how you do it can be just as important as what you know?

Tip! Good organization starts with your binder. Keep your papers, homework and handouts separated by class.

College Readiness in the Age of Talking Dogs and Zombie Beauty Queens

Addressing the Middle School Organizational Skills Conundrum by Susan Mulcaire. Read

Are Your Students Prepared for the Organizational Demands of Middle School? by Susan Mulcaire (E-Connections ) Read

LINKS TO EXCELLENT MIDDLE LEVEL HOMEWORK HELP WEBSITES

Fact Monster Homework Center: www.factmonster.com/homework

Yahooligans!-School Bell: www.yahooligans.yahoo.com/school_bell/
Jishka Homework Help: www.jishka.com

Multnomah County Library Homework Center: www.multcolib.org/homework

Yahooliogans! Reference: www.yahooligans.yahoo.com/reference

Math
Dr. Math Middle School Archive: www.mathforum.org
Math.com – Homework Help: www.math.com
Check back every month for new organizational tips!
Webmath: www.webmath.com

Language Arts
The Grammar Slammer: www.englishplus.com/grammar/
MS: A Language Arts Website: www.studentsresa.net
Miriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus: www.m-w.com
IPL Teenspace A+ Writing: www.ipl.org/div/aplus

Science
Earth Science Explorer: www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/explorer.html
S.C.O.R.E.: www.score.k12.ca.us
Cellular Biology: wwide.w.library.thinkquest.org/12413/index/html
MadSci Network: www.madsci.org

World Languages
Language Guide: www.languageguide.org
Babelfish Translation: www.world.altavista.com
Learn Spanish: www.studyspanish.com
Jishka Homework Help: www.jishka.com

History
A&E Biolgraphy: www.biography.com
Encyclopedia Britannica Online: www.britannica.com
Hyper History Online: www.hyperhistory.com/online