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The Writing Round-Up {3.02.19}

Welcome to the March 2, 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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Now, onto this week's tips!

Increasing Student Ownership of Writing:

Are you tired of being the gatekeeper of writing in your classroom? Check out "Transferring Ownership of Writing to Students" from Mary Davenport and Edutopia for tips on how to encourage students to take ownership of their own writing.

Taking the Fear Out of Writing:

Writing is can be one of the scariest things we ask our students to do. Matthew Johnson shares some great tips to help change this in his post, "How to Make Writing Less Scary for Students."

Last Call for March's Writing Workshop:

Just two spots remain in our Wednesday evening Time to Write! online writing workshop. If you want to write with a small and friendly group of amazing teacher-writers, be sure to grab one of those last spots today. Our meetings begin 3/6.

We are All Storytellers:

Paula Bourque shared a beautiful reflection on her blog this week, "The Story Behind Our Stories." What stories are you telling yourself about your writing ability? How about your students?


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Building Your Writing Habit:

If you've always wanted to be a writer, it begins with the act of writing. Check out "4 Ways to Create (and Maintain) a Writing Habit" from The Write Life for more.

Helping Students (and Yourself!) Get Unstuck:

Feel like you've stalled out on a writing project? How about your students? Enjoy "Getting Unstuck and Avoiding Writer's Block" from Tiffany Yates-Martin and Writers in the Storm.

Talking to Parents About Writing:

Many parents get hung up on the spelling and conventions errors in their child's writing and do not see the ideas that are written on the page as the most important part of writing. Melanie Meehan explores how teachers can educate caregivers on the many facets of writing and teach them that writing is much more than spelling and punctuation in her Two Writing Teachers post, "Talking to Caregivers about Conventions and Spelling."

Let's Chat:

Please join us for the March #TeachWrite Twitter chat on Monday, March 4 at 7:00 pm ET/6:00 pm CT. This month's chat should be a fun one! Check out the questions below. (Want a text reminder of our chats? You can sign up here.)


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I will see you back here next week for the next edition of The Writing Round-Up. Wishing you a wonderful week with lots of memorable experiences to write about!

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