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Red or Blue? Election Resources to Help You This Season

The presidential election will be here before we know it! Even though Election Day is November 8, there are many current events that will take place between now and then that will undoubtedly create an opportunity for teaching and learning in your classroom. To help with that, we have compiled a list of resources that will get your students talking and writing about this important aspect of government.

Behind the Scenes: Taking a Bite Out of the Big Apple

I love attending writing conferences. It's exciting to come together with other writers and share our experiences. While in New York, I found myself not only learning and growing as a writer, but also thinking about the writing sites and the students and teachers we work with. One of my favorite parts about my job at MI is the overlap between my writing life and my MI life, so I thought I would bring a little of that overlap back to you.

What Can The Olympics Teach Us About Writing

Have you been watching the 2016 Olympic Games? So far, the United States is leading in total medal count, with 32, and gold medal count, with 11. Go team USA!

But there's more to the Olympics than medal count. There are many lessons to be learned from watching the world's top athletes compete (and dominate) in their sport. Even more specifically, we can take some of these lessons and apply them to writing.