The Writing Round-Up {3.03.18}

Welcome to the March 3, 2018 edition of The Writing Round-Up, a gathering of tips for teaching writing and for growing as a writer yourself. Thank you for stopping by!

For Teachers of Writers

Conference Time!:

If you are in the midwest and looking for some summer learning opportunities, consider taking a trip to Madison, WI on August 3-5 for the National Writing Project Midwest Conference. Andy Schoenborn, Paula Bourque, and I will be presenting on The Power of Writing for an Authentic Audience. More info on the conference, including details on a discounted rate, can be found here.

Give Them Choices:

Students love to have input into what they are writing about and how they write it. If you would like to add more choice to your writing classroom, Ralph Fletcher has some tips for you in this video from the Heinemann blog.

Apostrophe Antics:

Ahhh...the pesky apostrophe. Is it 1900's or 1900s? Its or It's? This flowchart from Grammar Check will make it clear for you and your students.