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The Adolescent Literacy KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

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Task 1: Elementary to Middle School

Guideline: Adolescence is a journey of transitions through early, middle, and late stages. Through each stage, the adolescent deals with aspects of physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. Possessing an awareness of these transitions enables educators to assist adolescent students with navigating these transitions as they move from elementary to middle school.




Middle and High School Transitions

This link is to the Sylvan Learning website, which provides information for parents about middle and high school transitions. A parent guide is available for download as well as two streaming videos addressing transitions to middle and high school. This resource may be useful for teachers when responding to questions from parents.


Middle School Matters: A Guide for Georgia Schools on Middle School Transition

This link to the Georgia Department of Education website provides a guide for schools on middle school transition. Though intended for Georgia educators, teachers and administrators in other states may find the guide's content useful.


Student perceptions of the transition from elementary to middle school

This article, originally published in the June 2002 issue of Professional School Counseling, discusses student perceptions of the transition from elementary to middle school.


Transition to Middle School

This link to the National Education Association website provides an article describing what schools can do to support the transition to middle school.