Middle schoolers struggle with managing assignments, especially if the assignments are due in the future rather than immediately. That is just the nature of their development and maturity. I try to help by giving mini goals to attain along the way. I equate these mile stones with a minimal point value to instill the sense of accountability. For example ,students have noted in their agenda that they have three books of their choice to read this quarter. I have assigned due dates to shoot for with a maximum of 10 points for reaching the goal and partial points for progress towards these completion goals.
AIR book completion dates for 1st quarter are as follows:
August 16th and 30th and September 13th