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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.

Writing Tips for ADHD Students:

Students who struggle with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) face many challenges with writing, but there are steps teachers can take to support these students at every stage of the writing process. This article from Tracy Collins and Edutopia explains more.

Don't Forget to Celebrate!:

Be sure to schedule in some time for fun to celebrate the hard work of your student writers. This post from Lanny Ball and Two Writing Teachers details why celebration is important and a variety of easy ways to plan a celebration.