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The Writing Round-Up {9.10.17}

Welcome to the September 10, 2017 edition of The Writing Round-Up, a gathering of some of our favorite tips for teaching writing and being a teacher-writer.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the #TeachWrite chat on Twitter this past Monday. I certainly walked away inspired and hope you did too! Mark your calendar for our October chat on 10/2 at 7:30 pm ET.

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

For Teachers of Writers

New to Writing Workshop?

If you are new to writing workshop and not sure where to start, this list from Edutopia of eight suggestions will help get the words flowing! I especially love suggestions #7 & #8.

Purposeful Pre-Writing:

How do you encourage your students to spend time thinking about their writing before they begin their work? Allan Wright considers how the act of pre-writing has changed over time and how we can use it to be more purposeful in our writing in his post, "Pre-Writing: A Vital Component of the Writing Workshop."

Saving Student Writing:

Earlier this week I wrote about Treasure Chests, a way of creating a portfolio of your students' writing. I also suggested a few ways to use the Treasure Chests throughout the year. If you missed this post, you can read it here.

For Teacher-Writers