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The Writing Round-Up {9.07.19}

Welcome to the September 7, 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!

Purposeful Grading:

Matthew Johnson shares how we can spend less time grading student papers without sacrificing the quality of our instruction in his post, "Five Ways to Spend Less Time with Papers This Year."

Become a Member of Your Classroom Writing Community:

Writing with your students is a powerful practice -- and can lead to amazing results. Teacher (and now author!) Clare Rees shares more in her post, "What I Learnt From Writing a Novel for My GCSC Students."

The Power of Paper Journals:

Writing by hand in a journal has many benefits as "Journaling the Old School Way" from Beth Pandolpho and Edutopia explains.


DID YOU KNOW THAT Teachers who write...

  • are stronger teachers of writers?

  • find teaching writing to be easier?

  • can respond to their student-writers with empathy & understanding?

  • find planning for instruction & differentiation easier?

  • are great people to know?

If you are ready to grow as a teacher who writes,

please join us in the

Time to Write Online Writing Workshop

Tuesday evenings this October

More information and registration can be found here.


What They Said:

Shaelynn Farnsworth shares some of her favorite writing quotes from some of her favorite writing teachers in her post, "12 Quotes About Writing from the Expert Teachers We Love."

Good Reads on Writing:

Author Shaunta Grimes shares her 10 favorite books about writing and how each book helped her hone her craft in this post.

Authentic Literacy with Kelly Gallagher:

Kelly Gallagher shares his thoughts on authentic reading and writing experiences for students in episode 125 of the Teach Me, Teacher podcast.


I hope to see you back here next week for the next edition of The Writing Round-Up.

Write away!


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