• Jennifer Laffin

The Writing Round-Up {9.22.18}


Welcome to the September 22, 2018 edition of The Writing Round-Up, a gathering of tips for teaching writing and for growing as a teacher writer.

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The Many Ways to Use Writing Prompts:

Many of us turn to writing prompts for a daily spark for our (or our students'!) writing. But prompts can be so much more. Enjoy "Creative Writing Prompts: The Complete Guide" from Standout Books.

How to Teach Writing Process:

Students best learn about the writing process by experiencing it through writing. Deanna Mascle explores this very important idea in her post, "You Can't Teach the Writing Process: How to Make Writers By Showing Not Telling." This is further proof that we learn best by doing!

Is Self-Publishing for You?

Thinking of writing a book and curious about self-publishing? Check out "Should You Self-Publish? 5 Essential Questions to Help You Decide" from The Write Life for a great exploration of this topic.

Scaffolds for Reading Like a Writer:

Help students connect their reading and writing lives by teaching them how to read like a writer. "Scaffolds For Helping Students Read Like Writers, Part I (Noticing Craft)" from Allison Marchetti and Moving Writers has some great activities to get you started.

Nurture Your Creativity:

Need a little pep talk to get yourself moving forward with your writing again? Laura Bradford and The Writing Cooperative have one for you in "How to Nurture Your Creativity (and Not Get Discouraged with Your Writing)."

What Do You Fear?

Mark your calendar to join us on Monday, October 1 at 7:30 pm ET for our monthly #TeachWrite Twitter Chat. We will spend the hour chatting about writing fears -- how to recognize them, how to confront them, and how to move past them. Please join us! (You can sign up for a text reminder of all of our chats here.)

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