Writing across the curriculum in middle school

Use these examples of projects created by students to inspire digital writing in your middle school classroom.

Whether you have Chromebooks, iPads, PCs, or Macs in your classroom, you can use technology to engage and inspire your students in the curriculum.

Character Scrapbooks and professional portfolios

To show what they know about a character in a novel they are reading or a famous scientist or person from history, students create a digital scrapbook for this person.

Historical Newsletter

To help students better understand the perspectives of those in different times and cultures, have them develop newsletters that recall and retell historic events.

Creating Comics

When developing their own comic books and graphic novels, students practice summarizing and creating non-linguistic representations.

Public Service Announcements

Give students a real world task for argument writing by asking them to raise awareness or change behavior through a public service announcment regarding an issue they are passionate about.

Interview with an artifact, animal, or book character

In this example, a student interviews the Waco River Bridge to share information about local history in Waco.

Journey Journals

Students connect with the past as they write a first-person account of events in history, a visit to biome, or travel to another country.

How-to Writing

Students showcase the steps in a process they are learning similar to the tutorials found on YouTube or Khan Academy.

Argue for a Class Trip or Event

Capitalize on your eighth-graders strong opinions by engaging them in an argument that will impact their life, such as the location of a class trip or an upcoming school event.

Public Service Announcements

World Language Writing

Digital Narrative Writing

Find more in-depth ideas, samples, and standards for using Wixie in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

Students are using Wixie to bring their words, their voice, and their art to the curriculum.

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