The Writing Round-Up {4.07.18}

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

Hooking Your Reader:

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.

From Inspiration to Publication:

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.

Reaching All Writers:

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.