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The Writing Round-Up {8.24.19}

Welcome to the August 24, 2019 edition of The Writing Round-Up, a gathering of tips for teaching writing and for growing as a teacher-writer. Below you will find some great tips from around the web to help you do either -- or both!

Let's get started!

Daily Writing Topics:

In addition to the #DWHabit Word of the Day, you may enjoy sharing Gary Anderson's Daily Writing Prompt with your students. You can find his prompt on Twitter each morning by searching #WNW1920 or by following Gary at @AndersonGL.

Start with Storytelling:

Begin your school year by encouraging your students to share their stories. Not only will it build connection and community, it sends a message that storytelling matters in your classroom. Read "Building Student Trust By Sharing Stories on the First Day" from Ed Week Teacher for more.

Mindset Matters:

When trying something new with your writing, the right mindset is crucial. When you approach writing in a new genre with a growth mindset, you know that while it may be difficult, you eventually will figure it out. (Great advice for our students too!) Enjoy the "How to Be a Better Writer: Start with the Right Mindset" from Writing Coach Ann Kroeker.

Notebook Ideas to Spark Creativity:

Looking for some notebook ideas to begin the new school year? Check out 10 Terrific Writer's Notebook Ideas to Inspire Creativity from Suzanne Davis and the Academic Writing Success website.