This post originally appeared on the blog Musings from the Middle School.
I’ve compiled a video post all about how I teach writing in my middle school classroom. This video was a beast, but it’s finally finished!
Writing to Inform/Explain (Vol. 2): “How to Survive…”
Writing to Inform/Explain (Vol. 3): “On the Other Hand… Other Writing Units available on TpT:
Argument Writing: A Writer’s Workshop for Common Core
Literary Analysis: Compare and Contrast Two Versions of the Same Story
Narrative Writing: A Writer’s Workshop for Common Core
Using Compare and Contrast to Inform and Explain
Jenna Smith has been a teacher since she was old enough to sneak a pair of her mom’s high heels and play “school” with her rows of dolls and stuffed animals. For the last 11 years, she’s been teaching middle school in South Jersey, where she lives with her teacher-husband and four children. You can learn more about Jenna and her teaching approaches by visiting her blog Musings from the Middle School, following her on Facebook, or stopping by her TpT store (also named Musings from the Middle School.