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The Writing Round-Up {7.30.17}

Welcome back to this week's edition of the Writing Round-Up where we highlight some of our favorite tips for teaching writing and being a teacher-writer. Let's get started!

Tips for Teaching Writers

Removing Writing Roadblocks:

Beginning a new school year of writing is tough, especially if your students haven't been writing over the summer. In this post from Middleweb, Regie Routman shares 10 tips to help students get over writing roadblocks so they can get writing.

Reimagining School Writing:

In this article from Edutopia, Joshua Block shares how he helped his students get out of the habit of structured essay writing to learn to express their ideas in different ways. It is an interesting read and provides lots of food for thought as we think about how we will teach writing in the new school year.

Tips for Teacher-Writers

Let's Chat!:

Our first ever #TeachWrite chat is coming on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm EST. Join us as we tweet and share ideas about "Writing for the JOY of it!" You can sign up for the Remind here (to receive text message reminders of our chat) and visit our chat blog here. Hope to see you on August 7th!