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The Writing Round-Up {7.28.18}

Welcome to the July 28, 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 those of you who are attending the National Writing Project's Midwest Conference in Madison, WI next Saturday (8/4), stop by and say "Hello!" at one of my sessions. I am presenting with Andy Schoenborn and Paula Bourque on The Power of Writing for Authentic Audiences on Saturday, 8/4 at 10:30 am and will be a part of a panel discussion on Being a Teacher-Writer at 1:15 pm.

Now, on to this week's Writing Round-Up!

For Teachers of Writers

Assistive Technology for Writing:

Don't let your students' physical struggles with writing keep them from writing. Check out these assistive technologies from to help students who need it.

Modeling Risk-Taking:

If you aren't already doing so, consider making this upcoming school year the year that you start sharing your writing with your students. Students write better when they have a teacher who models risk-taking with their own writing, as explained in "How Telling My Students My Most Difficult Writing Story Made Me a Better Writing Teacher" from David Rockower and EdWeek.

Writing by Hand or by Typing?:

The handwriting versus typing debate continues. Che