• Jennifer Laffin

The Writing Round-Up {2.29.20}


Welcome to the February 29, 2020 edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up. Happy Leap Day & 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 this week's tips...


Best Books for Writers:

Angelica Hartgers of Ingram Spark shares five of the best writing craft books. Number 3 is the book I constantly recommend.


Gamify Writing:

Read Get Teens Writing with Gamified Writing Activities for a great way to engage your middle grade writers.


Student Impact:

Check out how three students are changing their world through writing here.


Vivid Verbs Explained:

Show your students what a difference vivid verbs can make after reading these tips from Easy Pace Learning.


Self-Editing Starts Here:

If you'd like to tighten up your writing, you'll want to read Five Tips to Becoming a Superstar Self-Editor from Kris Maze and the Writers in the Storm blog.


Interview Your Character:

Ane Mulligan and The Write Conversation website share some great ideas for developing fiction characters by interviewing them. You can try this in the classroom too!


Writing Tools Galore:

Nik Peachey has gathered together a bounty of tools that will make writing and teaching writing easier. Check it out here.


Time to Write:

The March Time to Write Online Writing Workshop for Teacher-Writers begins next week! Set aside 90 minutes each week to write with a small, fun group of teacher-writers without ever leaving home! More info can be found in the Teach Write Academy.


Get Ready to Chat!:

Calling all writing rebels and writing rebel wannabes -- Please join us for our March #TeachWrite Twitter chat on Monday, March 2 at 7:00 PM ET. All are welcome! (Sign up for a text reminder of all of our chats here.)


That's all for this week's edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up. I will see you again next week with more tips!


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