The Writing Round-Up {9.24.17}


Welcome to the September 24th, 2017 edition of the Writing Round-Up!

I'm so glad you are here this week. I've found some awesome tips and articles that I can't wait to share with you so let's get started:

For Teachers of Writers

What Hummingbirds Can Teach Us About Conferring:

Conferring with student writers can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. Patty McGee, author of the awesome book, Feedback That Moves Writers Forward, shares some more tips for conferring that she discovered while watching a hummingbird in "Teach Like a Hummingbird."

Learning About Writing from Captain Underpants:

If you haven't seen this CBS documentary clip about how author Dav Pilkey was inspired to write the Captain Underpants series (in second grade!!), you should. Then you should show it to your students. Why? Because Pilkey will inspire students to use their special talents (in his case, ADD) to create magic in their writing.