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The Writing Round-Up {1.05.19}

Happy New Year!!! Welcome to the January 5, 2019 edition of The Teach Write Writing Round-Up, a gathering of tips for teaching writing and for growing as a teacher who writes.

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Taking a Look Back to Move Forward:

It's not too late to take a look back at 2018 to help determine where you'd like to go with your writing in 2019. Read "Improve Your Writing with an End of Year Review" from Standout Books to get started.

Gratitude Journaling:

Writing down what you're thankful for has many, many benefits. Check out this post from KQED News to learn more. (Students can benefit from gratitude journaling as well!)

Dyslexia & Writing:

Writing can provide a release for those who struggle with dyslexia, as comedian Suzi Ruffel explains in "A New Start" from The Guardian. How can you use writing in your classroom to support students who struggle?


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The 'Right' Writing Practice?:

What kind of writing practice is the right writing practice for students? Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle share their thoughts in "Giving Students the Right Kind of Writing Practice" from ASCD.

Come Join the Writing Center for Teacher-Writers!:

This week, we launched The Writing Center for Teacher-Writers, a new opportunity for teacher-writers to grow their writing practice and their teaching of writing. If you are looking for inspiration, information, or connection to other teacher-writers and writing teachers, come check it out!

No More Writing Guilt Trips:

Are you someone who beats themselves up for NOT writing? Writing is hard enough as it is. It's time to stop the guilt trips. "Stop Feeling Guilty for Not Writing Every Day" from Frank McKinley and The Writing Cooperative will help.

What Are Your 2019 Writing Goals?

Start 2019 off 'write' by joining us for our next Twitter chat on Monday, January 7th at 7:30 pm ET. We will be chatting about setting writing goals for the new year and would love to have you join us! You can sign up for a text reminder here.

Write away!