Middle Grades Review

Middle Grades Review provides a provocative forum for debate within the field of middle grades education. Inviting a critical perspective, the Review is a peer-reviewed, open access venue for scholars and practitioners who wish to broaden the discourse of middle grades education by challenging conventional wisdom. The Review seeks pieces that explore three themes: Democratic Education, Innovation, and Social Justice, in relation to middle grades education and early adolescence.

Current Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3 (2022)



Strengthening Middle Grades Education: Editorial Remarks
James F. Nagle, Saint Michael's College and Penny A. Bishop, University of Maine




“They Always Make It Right. We Can Do That for Everybody”: Young Adolescents Considering (In)Justice When Reading
Caleb Chandler, University of Georgia and Kaitlin Wegrzyn, University of Georgia


Reported Benefits of Yoga in Middle Schools: A Review of the Literature
Paul Caldarella, Brigham Young University- Provo and Malka S. Moya, Brigham Young University - Provo

Practitioner Perspectives


Putting Muhammad’s (2019) framework of historically responsive literacy to work in Middle Grades Language Arts
Kelsey L. Benson, University of Georgia and Matt Brown, Simpson Middle School