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
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!
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.