• Jennifer Laffin

The Writing Round-Up {4.27.19}


Welcome to the April 27, 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!

Want to Write a Picture Book?:

Thinking of writing a picture book? Author Josh Funk has some tips for you (or your students). Check out his "Resources for Writers" to learn more.

Writing Place In the Balanced Literacy Model:

With so much attention on guided reading lately, we need to remember that writing is an important part of the 'balance' in the Balanced Literacy model as well. Jennifer Floyd explores this important topic in her post, "Recognizing Writing's Place in a Balanced Literacy Model."

Obstacles to Building Better Writers:

What is standing in your way of being the best writing teacher you can be? "Obstacles to Building Better Writers" from Peter Greene and the Forbes website is a fascinating read!

Establishing a Writing Routine:

I love reading about other writer's writing routine. If you do to, you will enjoy hearing how successful author Joanna Penn gets her words on the page every day. I was very motivated to write after reading her interview on the Writing Routines website.

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The Key to Conferring:

If you are nervous about sitting down to talk to your student-writers one-on-one, teacher Emily Galle-From has an important tip for you that everyone can master. Read more in her CCIRA post, "Worried About Conferring? Just Listen."

Boosting Creativity by Writing Poetry:

As Poetry Month winds down, enjoy one more post about how writing poetry can help in other areas of your writing life as well. Check out "Experiment with Poetic Forms" to learn how.

Writing Opportunities for YOU!:

I invite you to join one of the Teach Write Academy's online writing workshops. They are a ton of fun, a great opportunity to write with some other very supportive teacher-writers, and you will definitely grow as a writer. Check out our upcoming offerings:

Time to Write! Online Writing Workshop, Wednesday evenings in MAY

Time to Write! Online Writing Workshop, Tuesday evenings in JUNE

Time to Write! Online Writing Workshop, Various times in JULY

The Time to Write! Online Writing Workshop is a chance for you to work on your own writing project, set some writing goals, and get the support you need to make meeting those goals happen!

Focus on Fiction Online Writing Workshop/Book Study,

Tuesdays in JULY

The Focus on Fiction Online Writing Workshop for those teacher-writers who would like to try their hand at writing fiction. We will read Lisa Cron's Story Genius (affiliate link) as our guiding text. Come stretch yourself and your writing skills in this fun group!

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Building a Writing Habit Online Workshop,

Various times in JULY

Would you like to learn about how you can build a writing habit? How being a teacher who writes makes you a stronger writing teacher? If you are new to writing or are looking to refresh your skills, join me in the Building a Writing Habit Online Workshop and learn how!

Get Ready to Chat About Notebooks:

Our May chat is one of my favorites because it's about one of my writing tools -- the writer's notebook! Join Andy, Michelle, Leigh Anne and me on Monday, May 6th at 7:00 PM Eastern (6:00 PM Central) for NOTEBOOK NOTICINGS. Text reminders of all of our chats are available here.

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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