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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.

For Teachers Who Write

Morning Pages:

If you are looking to start a writing habit, morning pages may be the answer. Check out this post on how morning pages helped Chris Winfield find his creativity, silence his anxiety, and get himself focused on writing.

Write On!:

How did Jerry Seinfeld take his show from virtually unknown to must-see TV? Read "Jerry Seinfeld's $3.1 Billion Writing Trick" by Ryan J. Pelton to find out -- and also to pick up a few writing tips along the way.

Let's Chat:

Join us for the July #TeachWrite Twitter chat on Monday, 7/2 at 7:30 pm ET. This month, we are celebrating writing. Please join us! If you'd like a text reminder, you can sign up for one here.

Enjoy your 4th of July! We will be taking some time off next week so we will see you back here on July 14th!

Write away,


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