Middle Grades Research Journal

Volume 8 #3, 2013

Preface, Frances R. Spielhagen

1. Effective Middle Level Teaching: Perceptions on the Preparedness of Newly Hired Teachers, Penny B. Howell, Chris Cook, and Shawn Faulkner

2. Service Learning and Its Impact on Middle Level Preservice Teachers’ Learning From Field Experiences, Lisa M. Harrison

3. A Means to an End: A Middle Level Teacher's Purposes for Using Historical Simulations, Jill Gradwell and Lorrei DiCamillo

4. Schematizing and Processing Informational Texts With Mind Maps in Fifth and Sixth Grade, Emmelien Merchie and Hilde Van Keer

5. Teamwork Evaluation by Middle Grade Students in Inclusive Classrooms, Paris S. Strom, MaryEllen Thompson, and Robert D. Strom

6. Persistently Disciplined Urban Students’ Experiences of the Middle School Transition and “Getting in Trouble”, Brianna L. Kennedy-Lewis