The Writing Round-Up {12.17.17}


Welcome to the December 17, 2017 edition of The Writing Round-Up, a gathering of some of our favorite finds to help us teach writers and grow our own writing habits.

We've got a fun issue this week (and a surprise for next week!) so let's get started...

For Teachers of Writers:

Drawing in the Writing Classroom:

Facing the blank page is daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Sarah Donovan shares how she uses drawing to help spark writing ideas and get past the blank page problem in her post, "Draw Your Stories: Visual Thinking Strategies in Writing."

No, You're Not Done:

What do you do when a student brings you their writing, tells you "I'm done," and you see there is only one paragraph written on the page? Allison Marchetti from Moving Writers shares three tips you can use to help students add more depth to their writing and avoid the "I'm done" syndrome.