The Write Way

A Poetry Freebie for YOU!

April 21, 2021


In honor of Poetry Month, we want to make it easier for you to introduce, incorporate, or increase your poetry instruction. This resource gives you ideas on how to get your students in the mindset to create or analyze poems, including fun activities to get them in touch with their five senses, when and how to use MI Write, some activities to do virtually with your students, as well as a few places to go to find age-appropriate poems to use.  

We not only want to provide you with helpful resources, but we are also here to support you as the whole person. That's why this resource also

Jacob and Jordan: Your MI Write Team, Part 4

April 19, 2021


Jacob Wilson is our Operations Specialist and the one who gets your accounts up and running. He’s been with MI for two and a half years now. 

 Jacob Wilson

What do you love about your job? 
The ability to help clients on a daily basis. I have a passion to serve others and this role allows me to do just that. 

What is your degree in? 
I have a B.S. in Global Studies. 

What is the weirdest or most interesting job you’ve ever had? What made it weird or interesting? 
I worked for a landscaping company one summer and thought I was mainly going to be cutting grass and working on flower beds

Students and the Pandemic

April 5, 2021


We’ve learned how teachers have grown even more flexible with virtual school and that parents have pulled out most of their hair trying to keep their kids on task in Zoom lessons. Our general appreciation for teachers has deepened significantly. But what have students been doing over the last year? Struggling. Making it. Missing teachers and friends. Growing.  

To get an idea of how they are feeling, we interviewed a sampling of students ranging from 4th grade to college freshman, asking the same four questions we asked teachers and parents. Some of their answers certainly surprised us

Kim and Jason: Your MI Write Team, Part 3

March 22, 2021


Kim Wilson has been a Client Success Specialist for MI Write for the last three years, but has been with MI for eight years.

Kim Wilson

What do you love about your job?
It’s a very caring company. My coworkers are more like family than just coworkers. I love the flexibility, and it’s fun to watch students all over the US grow academically.

What has been the biggest obstacle in your career? How did you overcome it?
Keeping up with technology. My teammates are around to help out, the company offers workshops, and a LOT of trial and error.

What is the weirdest or most interesting job you’ve

Reports: You want them; Admins need them; We’ve got them

March 8, 2021


Reports are the key to tracking student growth and knowing how to best use them is essential for every teacher. As MI Write teachers, you have access to a number of useful reports within your account. We’ve summarized each category for you, including what to expect and how to use them. All of the reports are displayed in table form and accompanied by a graph to illustrate the data in a visual manner.

Your Performance report is a great place to find information on where your students are excelling and which traits may need additional attention. Use the scores on the Six Traits of Writing

Chris and Kendra: Your MI Write Team, Part 2

February 22, 2021


Christine Pirrello has been the Professional Development and Education Manager for MI Write for the last two years.  

Christine Pirrello

What do you love about your job?
I love the opportunity to work with teachers and administrators to promote best practices and effective writing instruction strategies to improve student outcomes.

What has been the biggest obstacle in your career? 
I raised my children on my own which dictates early career choices, but I worked to find a position that challenges and motivates me.

What is your degree in?
I have a master’s degree in Education, and my bachelor’s