The Writing Round-Up {6.22.19}

Welcome to the June 22, 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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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome:

Feel like a fraud when it comes to calling yourself a writer? The New York Times has some tips to help you overcome imposter syndrome. (Don't forget that many of our students experience imposter syndrome too!)

Start a TBW List:

What's on your To Be Written list? Your students' lists? Beth Moore has some ideas for you in her Two Writing Teachers post.

Summer Writing Prompts:

Need some writing ideas? Bryn Donovan shares 50 fun and creative writing prompts for summer writing on her blog.


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Judy Blume Speaks:

Literary Hub has gathered a nice list of quotes about writing from favorite author Judy Blume in this post.

Raising the Level of Writing at the School Level:

Lucy Caulkins and Mary Ehrenworth share their thoughts on how schools can raise the level of writing schoolwide in this article from The Reading Teacher.

Redefining Writing:

Is it time to reconsider how we define 'writing'? Shawna Coppola explains why it is in her Voices From the Middle article, "Writing, Redefined."

Summer Writing Opportunities for YOU!:

Time is running out to register for one of our summer writing courses. All courses meet online via Zoom, making them easily accessible no matter where you live! Sessions begin the week of July 8. Join us!

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

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/AUG

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/AUG

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/AUG

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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