Welcome to the November 3, 2018 edition of The Writing Round-Up, a gathering of tips for teaching writing and for growing as a teacher writer.
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Helping students feel a part of a classroom writing community doesn't just happen. It takes a little work. Deanna Mascle has some tips to help you grow your classroom writing community in "Community Doesn't Just Happen."
If you are participating in NaNoWriMo (and even if you're not), "How To Focus When You're Writing" from Daily Writing Tips will keep you in your chair writing even when you find it difficult to focus.
If you are into journaling, you will enjoy "Five Exploratory Writing Exercises that Will Surprise You About Yourself" from Alex Mathers.
Looking for some online writing tools to keep you focused in your writing? Check out this gathering of online tools .