As a middle grade/middle school teacher, parents typically want ideas for how to help their struggling readers. That's tricky, because I just want to say, "Read! Read! Read!" But I know they might need more direction. I made this hand-out and posted it, along with book recommendation lists, as a FREEBIE in my store for you to use too! Link in profile.
Brain Breaks for BIGGER Students - Get Them Moving and Thinking
Get students up and moving. Refocus them. Encourage them to think in a different way. Reward them for good behavior. Even leave the cards for a substitute as "filler activities". Print and go resource for upper elementary and middle school teachers to use with their students.