The Writing Round-Up {3.10.18}

Welcome to the March 10, 2018 edition of The Writing Round-Up, a gathering of tips for teaching writing and for growing your own writing habit.

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For Teachers of Writers

Vexing Vocabulary:

If grammar rules keep you running in circles, you'll enjoy "Vexing Vocabulary, Part 1" from Laura Feinberg Cooper and the Writers' Rumpus website. I finally understand when to use 'toward' and 'towards!'

Publishing Possibilities:

Did you know that you can use Google Slides to publish an e-book? Imagine the possibilities for publishing for your student writers! This guide from Kasey Bell and Shake Up Learning will show you how to make this happen, step-by-step.

Preparing to Confer:

What three things should be taken into consideration when preparing to confer with your student writers? The article, "Conferring with Confidence," from Aimee Buckner and CCIRA will tell you and explain more.

For Teachers Who Write

Just Get Started:

If you procrastinate in doing big things with your writing because you don't feel it is 'just right yet', you will love this podcast from Ann Kroeker called "You Only Need to Know Enough." Her analogy about pancakes is priceless -- and so true!

Books! Books! Books!:

Did you see our post this week where we shared some of our favorite books for teacher-writers? Whether you are looking for inspiration, ideas, writing tips, or a way to quiet the whisper of imposter syndrome, there's something here for everyone!

Set Yourself Up for Success:

How do you create a space where your creativity can do its best work? Author/Illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi shares how she does it -- and you can too -- in this Productivity Tip.

Showing Up to Write:

How is it that we can have a burning desire to write, yet also have feelings of fear and doubt that are so strong that we never get our words on the page? How do we move forward? Read "The Power of Showing Up: What I Learned from Three Years of Writing" by Ayodeji Awosika and The Writing Cooperative and see how.


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