Welcome to this resource for students and teachers.
Writing is fun! We play with words to see what they create and in this way we learn to write (we also learn to write by reading). To be organized, I created sections on Argument, Informative, Narrative (the three genres from the Common Core) and poetry- but there is much overlap and so much more to writing. In each section I hope to have Standards, Mentor Texts, Lessons, Rubrics/ Checklists and Examples (because that is what most writing teachers are expected to do).
The most important question, though, is, does this writing work?
And then, was it fun to write and is it fun to read?
If students do not like writing we are teaching it wrong.
Check out the blog for more thoughts on writing in middle school.