Advice From a Teacher, Part 2: The Spiral

On Wednesday, I told my seventh graders we’d be starting our expository writing unit, and they groaned accordingly. I then proceeded to pretend that they were whining for no reason and that writing expository essays wasn’t really that bad and might actually be kind of fun. On Thursday, I put an outline of the expositoryContinue reading “Advice From a Teacher, Part 2: The Spiral”

Advice From a Teacher: Recommendations for Writing Help

As a teacher* I’m frequently asked for advice on teaching, learning, studying, reading, and avoiding getting sick. While I don’t consider myself an expert on any of these things, I always try to give some helpful suggestions. So… I’ve decided to start sharing those suggestions on my blog, hoping that my small pieces of adviceContinue reading “Advice From a Teacher: Recommendations for Writing Help”