Educators find winning strategies for teaching sixth-graders

Educators at a Virginia middle school say they are constantly assessing sixth-graders to determine which students need extra help. The students also work in small groups and switch classes as a group -- a strategy intended to breed competitiveness among groups of students and encourage them to work harder. Educators say they found that students struggled with vocabulary, so now each subject includes a focus on vocabulary, literacy and learning strategies.

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