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Engaging Research: Transforming Practices for the Middle School Classroom

Engaging Research for Middle School

Section 1: Language Arts

Chapter 1. Reading, Listening, Viewing: Multimodal Practices for English Learners

Appendix A — “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”: Reading, Listening, Viewing Plot
Diagram/Story Map
Appendix B — Discussion Questions and Answers
Appendix C — Screenshots of Websites Used to Create this Lesson 
Appendix D — Vocabulary Activity 
Appendix E — Formative Assessment Rubric 
Appendix F — Summative Assessment Rubric 
Appendix G —​ “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”: Reading, Listening, Viewing 2-Mode Venn Diagram 
Appendix H — “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”: Reading, Listening, Viewing 3-Mode
Venn Diagram 

Chapter 2. Media Literacy and Persuasive Writing in a Secondary English Classroom  

Appendix — Graphic Organizer

Chapter 3. Let’s Get Multimodal!: Exploring Modes of Narrative Writing in Middle School English Language Arts

Appendix A — Graphic Organizer Features of Each Mode 
Appendix B — Multimodal Narrative Rubric

Chapter 4. Educating for Multicultural/Multilingual Diversity: An Ethnographic Approach  

Appendix A — Think-pair-share worksheet 
Appendix B — Worksheet with assignment 
Appendix C — KWL worksheet

Chapter 5. Translanguaging, Culture, and Context in a Puerto Rican Middle School

Appendix A — Visual representations of vocabulary words
Appendix B — Family-community questionnaire
Appendix C — Vocabulary assessment
Appendix D — Collaborative project rubric


Section 2: Social Studies

Chapter 6. Language Instruction and Civic Learning Through Contingent Scaffolding and the C3 Framework (7th grade) 

Appendix A — “Brief Description of the C3 Framework: Social Studies Objectives”
Appendix B — Compelling and Supporting Questions Graphic Organizer
Appendix C — Simple Assessment Rubric, Dimension 1
Appendix D — Disciplinary Lenses Graphic Organizer 
Appendix E — Student Responses
Appendix F — Simple Assessment Rubric, Dimension 2
Appendix G — Dimension 3 Primary and Secondary Sources Student Support
Appendix H — Citing and Reporting Verbs
Appendix I — Simple Assessment Rubric, Dimension 3
Appendix J — Simple Assessment Rubric, Dimension 4​

Chapter 7. The Power of Voice in Advanced Social Studies and Language Arts Texts (7th–8th grade)   

Appendix A — Anticipation Guide How Does Language Affect Social Justice
Appendix B — Main Idea: Summarizing Handout 
Appendix C — Compare-Contrast Graphic Organizer
Appendix D — Mexican National Era to Early Statehood Era Timeline
Appendix E — Reading Critically handout
Appendix F — Reading Critically handout

Chapter 8. Civic Engagement and Text Features in Middle School Social Studies (6th grade)  

Appendix A — Youth activist letters 
Appendix B — Graphic organizers 

Section 3: Science

Chapter 9. Infusing Literacy Into the STEM Class

No appendixes.

Chapter 10. Building Language Awareness and Scaffolding Scientific Discourse  

Appendix A — Model of a Venn diagram
Appendix B — Writing rubric
Appendix C — Sorting activity handout
Appendix D — Anchor chart assessment rubric

Section 4: Mathematics

Chapter 11. Incorporating Multimodality Into a Linguistically Diverse Middle School Statistics Curriculum

 Appendix — Sample rubric

Chapter 12. Integrating Vocabulary Instruction Into Middle School Mathematics: Addressing the Needs of Long-Term English Learners

Appendix A — How Well Do I Know These Geometry Words?
Appendix B — Geometry Word Sort Cards
Appendix C — Exit Ticket
Appendix D — Entrance Ticket