• Jennifer Laffin

The Writing Round-Up {1.04.20}


Happy New Year!!


Welcome to the January 4, 2020 edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up. Thank you for stopping by!


Every week, I gather tips for teaching writing and for growing as a teacher who writes and put them right here in the Writing Round-Up.

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Now, onto the tips...


Where Do Ideas Come From?:

Tracy Vogelgesang has written an inspiring post as she ponders how writing ideas find their writer. Anyone who is a fan of Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic will relate. Read more here.


Mentor Text Moves:

Start collecting your own mentor text lessons and help your students see the connection between reading & writing. The Writing Mindset website will show you how in their post, "Start a Mentor Text Routine in 3 Easy Steps."


Notebooking into the New Year:

Michelle Haseltine as created the #100DaysofNotebooking challenge and she'd like YOU to join her! If keeping a notebook is something you've always wanted to do or you want to expand your notebooking skills, join us! You can find more info here.


Fitting It All In:

Have a short amount of time to each both reading AND writing? Check out "Balancing Reading and Writing Workshop in a 50 Minute Class Period" from Melissa Sethna and the Three Teachers Talk website for some ideas on how to fit it all in.


Planning with a Storyboard:

I love this post from Shawna J.C. Tenney on using a storyboard to plan narrative writing. I think it has a lot of classroom applications too! (It sure would help students who struggle with pacing.)


Start 2020 Off WRITE!:

If joining a writing group is on your list for 2020, consider joining the January Time to Write Online Writing Workshop in our Teach Write Academy. Meet with teacher-writers from around the country one night a week to work on your writing -- and never leave home! More info can be found here.

Mark Your Calendar:

Join us for the next #TeachWrite Twitter Chat on Monday, January 6 at 7:00 PM ET. Our topic is Writing into 2020. Come share your writing goals for the new year and check out what everyone else has planned. You can sign up for a text reminder here.


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