Middle Grades Research Journal

Volume 9 #1, 2014

Preface, Frances R. Spielhagen

Introduction to the Special Issue, Matt J. Hollibush and Janine K. Bixler

1. Supporting English Language Learners’ Writing Abilities: Exploring Third Spaces, Lori Czop Assaf and Margarita Zisselsberger

2. Cocharacters in an Immigration Story: Sixth-Grade Students’ Narrative Interpretations of Literature and Life, Mark A. Lewis

3. Investigating the Language Demands in the Common Core State Standards for English Language Learners: A Comparison Study of Standards, Mikyung Kim Wolf, Yuan Wang, Becky H. Huang, and Ian Blood

4. Literacy Integration Through Seminars: Teacher and Student Perspectives on Efforts to Nurture Deep Thinking, David Strahan, Celia Melville, and Melissa Hedt

5. Engaging Young Adolescents in School-Based Writing, Deborah S. Yost, Ling Liang, and Robert Vogel

6. Visualizing Gender With Fifth Grade Students, David W. Brown, Jr. and Peggy Albers