• Jennifer Laffin

The Writing Round-Up {10.6.19}


Welcome to the October 6, 2019 edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up.

Every week, I gather tips for teaching writing and for growing as a teacher who writes and put them right here all in one place.

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Now, onto this week's tips!

Digital Feedback:

Matthew Johnson explores ways to use technology to provide digital feedback to our student writers in his recent post, "Feedback 2.0: Using Digital Resources to Give Better Feedback, Faster."

More Reasons to Write:

I love this Middleweb article from Two Writing Teachers founder, Stacey Shubitz, "Why Teachers Need to Write with Students."

Questions for Writing Conversations:

Get to know your student-writers with this list of questions from Alan Wright.

Don't Break Your Habit Chain:

Developing a new (writing) habit isn't easy, but using a habit tracker is a great way to keep you moving forward. Enjoy "Don't Break the Chain - Jerry Seinfeld's Method for Creative Success."

Professional Writing Organizations to Join:

Julie Glover and Writers in the Storm has put together a nice list of professional writers' organizations you can join, should you need one.

Writers Talk about Writing:

Your students will enjoy this collection of authors sharing their writing experiences in "Writers Speak to Kids" from NBC News Learns.

Support a Good Cause:

LAST DAYS -- Purchase our new #TeachWrite t-shirt by October 8 and you will not only be sharing your love of writing, you will also help support Girls Write Now, a NY based non-profit that helps underserved girls and women find and use their voices and story to improve their lives. Order yours today here.

Facing Your Writing Fears:

Join us on Monday, October 7 for our next #TeachWrite Twitter chat. Our October theme is "Facing Your Writing Fears." This is a great opportunity to learn that you are not alone in what you fear about writing and you'll find inspiration from others that will help you push through. You can sign up for a text reminder of all of our chats here.

See you back here next week for the next edition of The Writing Round-Up.

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