The Writing Round-Up {2.09.19}

Welcome to the February 9, 2019 edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up!

Every week, this Writing Round-Up gathers together tips for teaching writing and for growing as a teacher who writes. We put these tips all in one place to help make your job easier. Be sure that you have joined our email list so you never miss an update!

Now, onto this week's tips!

Classroom Writing Instruction & the Struggling Writer:

Before we label a student as a "struggling writer," it's important to make sure that quality writing instruction is happening in the classroom. Jennifer Floyd shares some excellent questions to consider when doing this in her post, "Quality Writing Instruction in the Regular Classroom."

Writing to the Test:

Test season will soon be upon us. In hopes of raising writing test scores, some schools have reduced writing instruction to a fill-in-the-blank practice. (Yikes!) David Finkle explores more in his post, "