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The Writing Round-Up {4.07.19}

Welcome to the April 7, 2019 edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up!

Every week, I gather tips for teaching writing and for growing as a teacher who writes and put them right here all in one place.

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Now, onto this week's tips!

A Progression of Notebooks:

This look into how Dr. Shari Daniels's notebooks have changed over the years is so intriguing. She shares lots of notebooking ideas and demonstrates quite well that there is no one way to keep a notebook. Tons of inspiration here!

Poetry Writing Galore:

Looking to write some poetry in honor of National Poetry Month? Amy Ludwig Vanderwater and her amazing Poem Farm website is sure to inspire you and your students to write. I also love the Poetry Out Loud website who shares some poetry writing resources for older students.

A Space for Writing:

Do you have a special place where you like to write? Shaunta Grimes explores what makes the best writing space (and it's not what you may think it is) in her post, "How to Set Up Your Writing Space."

Playing with Poetry:

Every day in April, Christie Wyman is introducing us to a new, playful way to write poetry. You can find all of her inspirational ideas on her blog, Wondering and Wandering.


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Soft Starts with Writing:

Dawn Sheriff shares how she encourages students to write by using the #DWHabit Word of the Day as a soft start to class in her post, "Seeing." So many beautiful observations here!

Genius Hour Writing:

If you are interested in Genius Hour, check out this article about how one teacher used Genius Hour to provide an authentic audience for her student-writers.

The Value of Fiction Writing:

With so much emphasis on analytical writing in the classroom, how do we find room for writing fiction? Listen to "FIction Unbound," a podcast from Tom Newkirk and the Heinemann Blog.

More Push for Writing Poetry:

Need a little more encouragement to get your poetry pen moving? Check out Jess Houser's "Let's Write a Poem."

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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