The Writing Round-Up {10.1.17}

Welcome to the October 1, 2017 edition of the Writing Round-Up, my weekly sharing of tips and tricks for teaching writing and being a teacher who writes! If you'd like to get the Writing Round-Up delivered right to your inbox every Sunday, please sign up here.

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For Teachers of Writers

Show Students That Writing Matters:

Do your students know how much writing means to you? Kathleen Sokolowski of Two Writing Teachers has an invitation for you to create writing that matters to you and to encourage your students to do the same in this post. Will you accept?

Grammar as an Artistic Tool:

Our friend Patty McGee is back with another thought-provoking article about thinking about grammar as an artistic tool, similar to how a painter uses brushes and color. When you think about grammar this way, it suddenly takes on new importance and meaning in writing.