• Jennifer Laffin

The Writing Round-Up {9.15.18}


Welcome to the September 15, 2018 edition of The Writing Round-Up, a gathering of tips for teaching writing and for growing as a teacher writer. Below you will find some tips from around the web to help you do either -- or both!

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Another Reason to Write:

Still stalling on starting your own writing habit? Students who are taught to write by teachers who write become better writers. Here's why!

Write with Me!

My Wednesday evening Time to Write! Writing Workshop begins next week on Wednesday, 9/19. This is a great time to connect with other teacher-writers and grow your writing habit. Join me!

Paying Attention to Your Writing Seasons:

Just as there are seasons to life, there are seasons to writing. Check out "How to Adjust Your Writing Process and Embrace Your Writing Season" from Sue Weems and The Write Practice to help identify which writing season you are in.

Building a Rereading Habit:

Teaching students how to reread their writing is an important skill. Betsy Hubbard shares five tips for helping students develop this habit in this Two Writing Teachers post.

25 Truths About Writing:

Here's a fun list of 25 Truths About Writing from Writer Unboxed. Which one is most true for you? I found #19 to be most helpful. What would your students say are their truths about writing?

Micro-Conferences:

Want to confer with your student-writers but struggle with time? Matthew Johnson has a solution in his post, "The Game-Changing Teaching Tool That is the Micro-Conference."

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