The Writing Round-Up {10.29.17}

Welcome to this week's edition of The Writing Round-Up, our gathering of tips for teaching writing and being a teacher who writes. We are glad you are here. Get ready to learn!

For Teachers of Writers

Mentor Texts for Your Boy Writers:

Looking for some fun mentor texts to inspire your hard-to-reach boy writers? Check out these suggestions from Moving Writers. Along with each mentor text, they provide three ways to teach writing using that text. Awesome!

Help for Struggling Writers:

By now, you are far enough into the school year to have a good grasp of the writing abilities of your students. This article from Rusul Alrubail and Edutopia shares that the National Center for Educational Statistics found that 4 out of 5 students do not write proficiently. As teachers, how do we close this gap? Read and find out.