Welcome to this week's Writing Round-Up, a gathering of some awesome ideas for teaching writing and growing your own writing habit. Thanks for stopping by!
These past few weeks, the Round-Up has been focused on providing tips for growing your own writing habit. I encourage you to check out those posts that you can find here. The absolute BEST way to become a better writing teacher is to write yourself. If you need some more direction, please feel free to send me an email or contact me via Twitter. I'd be happy to help get you started!
This week, I was at that the All Write Conference in Warsaw, Indiana and came away with some amazing ideas and tons of inspiration for teaching writing. I thought I'd share a few in this week's Round-Up:
I encourage you to check out the hashtag "#AllWrite17" on Twitter to catch up on some of the learning that was going on from top voices in our field.
While at All Write, I had the pleasure to attend a few sessions by 6+1 Traits guru, Ruth Culham. In one of the sessions, she shared a link for her resource library where you can find a ton of resources for teaching and assessing writing.
I also was lucky enough to sit in on a session with author-consultant, Jennifer Serravallo who discussed goal setting in the writing classroom. Jen is the author of The Writing Strategies book (a must-have for the writing classroom) and has developed a hierarchy of writing skills that can be helpful when establishing writing goals for your students. You can check out her blog post about the hierarchy here.
Feeling a little burned out as you finish up the school year and don't know quite what to do to get your spark back? Teacher, writer and blogger Leigh Ann Eck shares how she refreshed herself through some professional learning at All Write. (Check out other posts on Leigh Ann's blog too! She is an amazing middle school educator who loves to share and connect.)
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The Writing Round-Up will be away next week for a long 4th of July weekend. We will be back on July 9th with lots more tips to keep you writing and growing!