The pandemic has left many middle school students with learning gaps in their writing abilities. Join me this week as I interview Lisa from Mrs. Spangler in the Middle, who has developed a writing program created specifically for middle school students that focuses on addressing those gaps.
Discover the transformative power of Leveled Writing Labs, an innovative writing intervention program created by Lisa and tested by teachers. Tailored specifically for middle school students, this program addresses the common struggle of translating essay concepts into practical applications. With nine skill-based levels and seven comprehensive lessons in each level, Leveled Writing Labs ensures that students of varying abilities can improve their writing skills. By emphasizing accurate self-assessment through a user-friendly Google Form platform, students take ownership of their progress while teachers monitor their development and provide guidance as needed
In this episode on improving writing with Leveled Writing Labs, Lisa shares with us:
- The Leveled Writing Lab aims to provide differentiated instruction and track students’ progress, focusing on individual skill levels and growth.
- Through diagnostic assessments, students are placed at their appropriate level and progress at their own pace.
- Labs focus on teaching students the fundamentals of writing, including thesis statements, topic sentences, and supporting evidence.
- Lisa emphasizes the importance of progress over perfection.
Get to Know Lisa from Mrs. Spangler in the Middle:
Lisa is a 29 year middle school teaching veteran that is still teaching! She creates Middle School ELA lessons & activities that provide solutions for struggling learners and empowers teachers to reach all learners in their classrooms.
Connect with Mrs. Spangler in the Middle
- Free Sample of The Leveled Writing Lab
- Shop Middle School ELA Solutions To Reach Every Learner
- Join the Journey on Instagram
Be sure to join the Secondary ELA Facebook group where we will continue the conversation on how to fill in the writing gaps created by the pandemic.