The Writing Round-Up {12.03.17}

Welcome to the December 3, 2017 edition of The Writing Round-Up, a gathering of some of our favorite tips for teachers of writers and teachers who write. Thank you for stopping by this week.

Let's dive in!

For Teachers of Writers

Teaching Students to TAG:

If you are looking for a way to help your students to support each others as writers, consider teaching them how to TAG. More information can be found here.

Showing the Way:

When we set out on a road trip, we will often get step-by-step directions. This makes the journey easier and makes sure we get to where we want to go. The is true for teaching writing too. When we ask students to complete a particular task, are we showing them the steps they need to take to find success? Literacy Specialist Michelle Brezek explores this question and shows us why this makes teaching writing -- and writing -- so much easier in her post, "Actionable Steps."

Mentoring Young Writers:

Do you have a student writer in whom you see a TON of potential and want to help them get to the next level? Author Jarret Lerner is looking for a student writer that he can work one-on-one with to help them do just that. More information and the application are available on his website.