Welcome to the April 7, 2018 edition of The Writing Round-Up, a gathering of tips for teaching writing and for growing a writing habit yourself. Thank you for stopping by!
For Teachers of Writers
Did you catch our post this week, "Fantastic First Lines?" It includes a free resource for you to use with your students to help them play with their opening lines and try on a few different techniques to find one that will really grab the attention of their reader.
Do your students know what their favorite writers go through to see their books through to publication? Author Melissa Stewart shares a timeline from inspiration to publication for her book, No Monkeys, No Chocolate on her website, Melissa Stewart's Science Clubhouse.
Do you have any students who just don't seem to be interested in writing? Ashley Lamb-Sinclair offers "3 Ways to Unlock the Writer in Every Student" in this EdWeek blog post.