Bridging the Gap

How can we support younger students through the transition to middle school?

Key Content
research, reading/analyzing literature, informative writing
Group of students gathered around a table

In this project, middle school students create a guidebook to ease the transition for incoming students. After reflecting on their own experiences, students research informational texts about adolescent psychology, conduct surveys of peers, and read literary texts about the transition to middle school to inform the development of a “Welcome to [Name of Middle School]” guide to share with incoming students at an orientation event.