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The Writing Round-Up {6.30.18}

Welcome to the June 30, 2018 edition of The Writing Round-Up, a gathering of tips for teaching writing and for growing as a teacher-writer yourself. We appreciate you stopping by!

For Teachers of Writers

Celebrate Writing!

The Cartonera Project is a year-long celebration of writing and student writers. Learn more about this publishing project and how you can become a Cartonera Classroom here.

How to Write a Picture Book:

Josh Funk's Guide to Writing Picture Books (In 12 Easy Steps) is packed full of important tips for short story writers. Share this resource with your students.

Choice Matters:

Dawn Sherriff's 5th graders reflect on a year of greenbelt journal writing. The results are profound. Check out "Feeding the Writer, Teaching the Writing" and then figure out how you can bring choice journaling into your classroom next fall.

Insider Tips:

Want to become a more effective writing teacher? The answer is to practice what you preach. Read "To Teach Writing, It Helps to See Yourself as a Writer" from Maureen Downey and see why.