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 Understood.org to help students who need it.
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