Welcome to the April 13, 2019 edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up! It's hard to believe that we are almost halfway through April, isn't it?
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...
If you cringe when you think of conferring with your student writers, Julie Patterson has some tips to make conferring much easier and productive in her post, "3 Things I Wish I Had Understood Sooner About Conferring with Student Writers."
Many of our students struggle to see themselves in the books they read. So is writing their own text one way to take back their voice and power? Enjoy "Maybe I Could Save Myself by Writing" by Chicago teen, Jose Olivarez. It is very powerful!
The New York Times has written a fabulous post about the effect music has on writing and includes many lesson ideas to try out yourself. Enjoy "Nine Teaching Ideas for Using Music to Inspire Writing."