> ASSIST.EDUC.MSU.EDU > classroom > teaches_content > MS_lang_arts > index.htm Home Organizing Induction Improving Practice Manages a classEngages communitiesPlans instruction Leads discussionsAssesses learningTeaches contentResponds to students About partnershipList of resources SB-CEUNewsletterSitemapHome Middle School English Language Arts Contributor: Laura Schiller, Oakland Schools Tools: Descriptions: Tool: Assessing classroom discourse This tool presents two ways of analyzing classroom discourse, one that focuses on whole-class interactions; the other on small-group conversations. Resources: Descriptions: Organizing middle school classrooms for reading and writing This resource provides tips for creating a middle school classroom that is immersed in literacy. Publishing student writing Here are three easy ways to publish student work, involve parents and help students see themselves as readers and writers. Record-keeping for Reading/Writing Workshops This resource explains and exemplifies how to use four different tools for tracking reading/writing: student reading list, writer's conference record, peer conference record and status of the class. Using Expert Tapes to promote student writing Learn how to use the strategy of Expert Tapes to create a safe classroom environment conducive to sharing student writing.