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The Writing Round-Up {5.14.17}

Hey there, writing teachers! The end of the year is in sight, but you can keep your students' writing going strong right up to the end and beyond. Check out some of our favorite finds from around the web to help you do just that:

Why Wordless Picture Books?: In "Wordless Books for Summer Reading and Writing," Lynne Dorfman shares the how and why behind the power of introducing wordless picture books to your writers. Just imagine how this can motivate your reluctant writers who struggle with words, but excel at drawing! She also includes an amazing bibliography of wordless books you can offer as mentor texts.

Excel at Editing: Do your students get overwhelmed with the editing process and don't know where to begin? Maybe it's because they focus on too many things at once. This post from The Robb Review will how you how to help your students focus in on what the edit for which will make their editing more effective and productive.

Make Time for Sharing: How often do your students get to talk with each other about their writing? This post from Alan Wright will explain why we need to give our writers this time to talk about their writing and the choices they make as authors.

Advice for New Writing Teachers: Will you be entering the classroom as a new teacher this fall or teaching in a writing classroom for the first time? This post from Edutopia is a must read!

Every Sunday, the Writing Round-Up shares a few of our favorite finds about teaching writing.

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