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The Writing Round-Up {6.01.19}

Welcome to June and the June 1, 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!

Self-Doubt & Writing:

ALL writers face doubts and fears in their writing -- even when we feel like we're the ONLY one. Want to see what I mean? Jim Dempsey explains more in his latest "Fiction Therapy" post on Writer UnBoxed.

Writing Rehearsal:

Writers will often spend a lot of time thinking about their writing before committing words to the page. Are we allowing our students this opportunity too? Alan Write explores in his post, "The Critical Think Before the Ink."

Adding Action:

There are many times in writing when we (or our student-writers) need to pick up the pace of the action. "How to Write Action Scenes That Will Thrill Your Writer" shares some great tips on how to make this happen in a way that is natural and engaging.

Reflecting On Your Year of Teaching Writing:

Before the school year ends, take some time to reflect on this past year of teaching writing. As planning for the next school year begins, you'll be glad you did. This post offers some guiding questions to get you started.


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Want to Learn about Notebooks?:

If keeping a notebook or helping your student-writers bring notebooks into their writing practice has been on your agenda, join me for Notebook Noticings, my newest workshop this July in the Teach Write Academy. Each week, we will explore ways we can add to our notebook and chat about what this would look like inside the classroom. Join me!

Dear Dreamer: A Look at Jason Reynolds as a Writer:

If you are a fan of Jason Reynolds' books, you will enjoy this short look into his writing life. Check out "Dear Dreamer" from Kristian Melom and Short of the Week.

Making Time to Write:

With summer right around the corner, now is the time to plan how you will make time to write. The Go Teen Writers website shares tips to help this happen along with the benefits of regular writing in their post, "How to Write Every Day and Why You Should."

Summer Writing Opportunities for YOU!:

This summer, after the craziness of school has passed, I invite you to join one of the Teach Write Academy's online writing workshops and take a dive into a writing life. 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 and join one today. Prices increase June 1 (TODAY!!) so act now!:

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!

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!

Notebook Noticings Online Workshop

Mondays this JULY

If you've been itching to start a writer's notebook of your own, but don't know how to do it, this is the course for you! We will spend time learning new ways to build our notebook, and talk about how we can bring this practice into our classroom.

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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