Beyond "make it fun": Four principles of true engagement in middle school ELA

ela_PoE_white-paper_thumbDownload Deb Sabin’s white paper to learn more about each of the four principles of middle school student ELA engagement:

  • Empower students to become critical thinkers
  • Provide opportunities and supports for all students to work “up”
  • Support feedback systems that develop strengths
  • Engage multiple modalities, with particular attention to collaboration

This white paper will provide you with actionable strategies that will help you in supporting students to meet key developmental needs and become confident, active learners.


6th grade students who fail a literacy course are more than 50% more likely to not graduate.
(Balfanz - Early Warning Indicators)



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