Moving to Middle School: Life Skills and Coping Skills for Successful Student Transition, Activities for Grades 5-8

Melodie Wenz-Gross, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Karen L. Anderson
Robin C. Parker
Ann O'Meara
Ilda Carreiro King

At the time of publication, Melodie Wenz-Gross was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Abstract

Publisher's description: This unique program is based on six years of research conducted at the University of Massachusetts Boston showing that students experience increased stress during the transition into middle school, not only in academics, but in their relationships with peers and teachers. These easy-to-use lessons promote successful transition for all students by developing positive study and time management skills, effective communication skills, anger management, problem solving , the use of appropriate social support, and the regular use of stress management techniques. The focus is on developing skill and competency for social and academic success. Includes reproducible student activity sheets and posters to reinforce skills as well as suggestions for school-wide activities to orient students and parents to the new school.