• Jennifer Laffin

The Writing Round-Up {4.16.17}


Spring has sprung and the countdown to summer is ON!

Need a little inspiration to spark your writing instruction in these final weeks? Here are a few of our favorite ideas from this past week:

Feedback That Moves Writers Forward: Did you catch the #G2Great chat with author Patty McGee on April 6th? If you didn't, you can catch up on what you missed on the Literacy Lenses blog. (It was AMAZING!) Patty is the author of the new book, Feedback That Moves Writers Forward, and shared so many helpful ideas for how we can interact with our student writers in a way that will empower and encourage them on their writing journeys. (BTW - If you are looking for an inspiring and powerful Twitter chat, be sure to check out the #G2Great chat every Thursday at 8:30 pm EDT.)

Creating an E-Book with Google Slides: Kasey Bell at Shake Up Learning walks us through using Google Slides to create an e-book. Her tutorial is super easy to follow and would be a great way for your students to publish their work! (Thanks to Matt at Ditch That Textbook for sharing this link!)

Has Your Writing Muse Gone Away?: This post by Jan Fields at the Institute of Children's Literature will help her come back! This would be great to share with your students about why we need to write, even when we don't feel like it.

Cool Ideas for Writing Inspiration: Sometimes we all struggle with writing inspiration because ideas just won't come to us. Here are 10 things that can spark writing ideas via TCK Publishing. (My favorite is looking through old pictures.) Teach your students that ideas for writing are everywhere!

Every Sunday, the Writing Round-Up highlights a few of our favorite writing instruction ideas from around the web the past week.

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Wishing you a great week of writing and teaching student writers!

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