• Jennifer Laffin

The Writing Round-Up {7.27.19}


Welcome to the July 27, 2019 edition of The Teach Write Writing Round-Up, a gathering of tips for teaching writing and for growing as a teacher who writes.

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Now, on to this week's tips!

Assistive Technology for Writing:

Don't let your students' physical struggles with writing keep them from writing. Check out these assistive technologies from Understood.org to help.

Getting Your Writing Done:

Jeff Goins shares some helpful tips in "How to Really Get Your Writing Done." I have found his 3-Bucket System very helpful in my own writing life and can see the classroom applications of this writing organizational system.

Modeling Risk-Taking:

Students write better when they have a teacher who models risk-taking with their own writing, as explained in "How Telling My Students My Most Difficult Writing Story Made Me a Better Writing Teacher" from David Rockower and EdWeek.

Writing by Hand or by Typing?:

The handwriting versus typing debate continues. Check out "Does Writing By Hand Still Matter in the Digital Age?" from The Guardian for some interesting points to consider.

Alternatives to the Five Paragraph Essay:

Looking to move beyond the 5PE this next school year? Check out this idea from Tricia Ebarvia and the Moving Writers website.

Boiling Down Creativity:

Alex Mathers shares ten graphics to inspire more creativity. Which one speaks to you as a writer?

Know Your Limits:

In your quest to get your writing done, are you saying "YES" to too many things? Read "Making Time to Write -- Quitting to Win" by Janalyn Voight for more.

Let's Chat - Tips, Tricks & Techniques:

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