It may be tempting to give your child more space, but your middle school student needs you as a parent more than ever. Unfortunately, we often see parents become less involved in their kids’ day-to-day lives during Middle School. The once nurturing environment of Elementary School is now a distant memory for your tween as your child’s heads into a new building or campus. They also travel from period to period with different teachers who have their way of doing things. This transition places parents in the best position to provide the direction, motivation, and love needed to guide their child into Middle School.
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Middle school students are growing up and developing more independence. The change will happen during the middle school years, including increased expectations from their teachers, curriculum, level of difficulty of their classwork, tests, quizzes, and homework has risen suddenly. Your middle schooler may also need extra support in reading.
During middle school, vocabulary goes beyond simply memorizing words and definitions, evolving into figuring out the word’s meaning based on usage and understanding the roots. Students are expected to read for more profound content with understanding and comprehension as they are introduced to a more challenging level of literary and scientific texts.
Reading and writing: Next Level of Expectations
Middle School expectations for reading and writing become much more sophisticated. Students are expected to read novels, clearly express themselves in writing in much longer pieces, and think critically about their read. The results are children must have 100% fluency in reading and writing at 6th Grade to thrive the rest of the year. If kids are distracted, lack confidence, or struggle with reading or writing, they’re going to fall behind faster and faster than in Elementary School.