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Where To Start When You Don't Know Where To Start with Writing Instruction

Two Middle School ELA Teachers

Release Date: 08/22/2023

Ever faced the challenge of having middle school students who struggle to construct even a single sentence? We have been there too. We will unravel practical strategies to turn sentence struggles into writing successes from day one. Discover how to teach the foundational skills often overlooked, whether your students are beginners or seasoned writers.

Starting the year with sentence-writing activities is key!  Worried about engagement? Rest assured, these strategies are tailored to middle schoolers' needs, fostering growth for every student.

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Mentor Sentences for Middle School