The Writing Round-Up {7.13.19}

Welcome to the July 13, 2019 edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up. (Are we really almost halfway through July??)

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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Creativity & Writing by Hand:

Comic strip writer and teacher Linda Barry shares why creative acts are more creative when we do them by hand in this Omega blog post.

Homework & the Writing Workshop:

Kathleen Sokoloski ponders the concept of homework in the writing workshop in this Two Writing Teachers post.

Keep a Beginner's Mindset:

Want to improve as a writer? They key could be thinking like a beginner. Writer Li Shun Lai explains in this post on the Jane Friedman website.

What are Your Writing Rules?:

What are your 10 rules for writing? Tammy Breitweiser shares her in this post on Medium. (This would be an interesting idea to explore for the classroom too!)


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50 Ways Students Can Improve their Writing:

Literacy for Pleasure shares a nice list of ways students can improve their writing. (#3 is my favorite. What's yours?)

Creation IS Messy:

How does creating something (a story, a painting, a poem, etc.) compare to building a house? Julie Duffy explores this interesting analogy in her Writer UnBoxed post.

Writer's Workshop for High School:

Shaelynn Farnsworth shares how she runs a writer's workshop for her high school writers in this post. A great read as you start thinking about the upcoming school year!

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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