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Hiya – I’m Mara. A middle school ELA teacher turned equity tech Product Manager. I’m passionate about education and learning – in and out of the classroom. Here at Middle School Writer, I write about teaching writing. I also practice what I preach – writing stories about voices silenced and lost to time – from WWII bomber boys to using data science to find stories lost to time.

Let’s connect! 


9 thoughts on “About

  1. I think you and I would probably have a lot to talk about as I also teach 7th grade english, with a heavy focus on writing. Please check out the rest of my blog: http://www.timothyrbaldwin.com and take a look at what I am doing with my students in using the blog format to write, revise, peer review, then prepare for a final copy: http://kidblog.org/ThinkingOutsidePeriod4/

    Also, I am only replying here because you don’t seem to have a “contact me” page. Feel free to delete this comment and contact me on my site.


  2. I am very interested in your TCAP activities, but I noticed this section is Password Protected. Please advise as to know I could obtain a password. As a 7th grade ELA teacher in Knoxville, TN, I am happy to pay for access if necessary.

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  3. I stumbled upon your TCAP resources about 6 weeks ago. I thought I’d hit the jackpot! Your resources are great. I went back today and saw the TCAP material is now password protected. Are you selling the material now? Is there a way to get the password? Thank you, Jennett Lockrow


  4. I was also wondering if there was a way to get the password for your TCAP materials. I have already purchased almost every item in your TPT store, and love it. Thank you so much for your contributions, and keep up the amazing work!


  5. Hi. I stumbled upon your site and found a scope and sequence link for writing tasks. Under the Scope and Sequence and Assessment Overview, there are options A and B.

    Two questions:
    1. Where is it on your blog? I can’t find it and did not bookmark it.
    2. Do you have a 6th and 7th grade Scope and Sequence?


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