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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!

Put Your Writing Out There:

Do you have a public place to share your writing? Sure, writing for yourself is important, but sharing your words with the world can bring you immeasurable benefits as well! Many of us do this through a blog (such as this one or my personal blog, Sweet Writing Life). If you do not have a blog but are interested in sharing your words in a public space, Paula Bourque has started a new blog called Just A Moment where you can do just that.

Need Even More Encouragement?

Looking for a place to make your writing even more public? Brian M. Pete and Robin Fogarty encourage you to take your passion for the classroom and your writing and combine them into professional publication in this post.

Every Sunday, the Writing Round-Up shares a few of our favorite finds about teaching writing and other topics of interest to writing teachers.

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