Skills for Helping Kids Have A Successful Transition to Middle School


Moving to Middle School
Life Skills and Coping Skills for Successful Student Transition

Melodie Wenz-Gross, Ph.D., etal.

This unique program is based on six years of research conducted at the University of Massachusetts, Boston showing that students experience increased stress during 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 not just on preventing problems, but on developing skill and competency for social and academic success. These skills are not only useful in the first year of middle school, but throughout students’ lives. The lessons are presented in a simple format with engaging activities that draw from students’ own experiences. Includes reproducible student activity sheets and posters to reinforce skills. It even provides suggestions for school-wide activities to orient students and parents to the new school.


Primary Subject Area – Counseling

Grades 5-8, 138 pages, 8-1/2 x 11, paperback

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