Welcome to the August 27, 2017 edition of The Writing Round-Up, a gathering of some of our favorite tips for teaching writing and being a teacher-writer. Let's get started...
For Teachers of Writers
Do you teach a 'writing workshop' or a 'writers' workshop'? Have you ever stopped to think about the difference between these two phrases? Brian Kissel has and what he shares in his article, "Writing Workshop vs. Writers' Workshop" will explain the important difference between the two phrases and get you thinking about your mindset around this writing practice.
We are huge fans of low-stakes writing, the writing that is full of choice, open-ended, rarely assessed and plentiful. As you begin your new year, we hope you will consider how much low stakes writing your students are doing and set a goal to make the amount even higher. This article, "Low Stakes Writing: Writing to Learn, Not Learning to Write" from Edutopia has some wonderful ideas for you.