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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!:

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