The Writing Round-Up {9.03.17}

Welcome to the September 3, 2017 edition of The Writing Round-Up, a gathering of some of our favorite tips for teaching writing and being a teacher-writer.

I hope your first weeks of school are going well. I've settled both of my kids into their college lives and have spent the week adjusting to being an empty-nester. I'm looking forward to more time to write and to share some great writing finds with you in the days ahead. (Be sure to sign up for our mailing list to keep in touch with what I find.)

Let's get started with this week's Round-Up...

For Teachers of Writers

Mentor Texts for Launching Writing Notebooks:

The beautiful thing about using a mentor text when teaching writing is that it reinforces the reading-writing connection. As you begin your writing year, Franki Sibberson has some great mentor texts to help your students dive deep into their notebooks in her blog post, "Mentor Texts for Launching Writers' Notebooks."

Classroom vs. Life Writing:

What does it mean to write? Shawna Cop