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
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.
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."
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.