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The Writing Round-Up {9.14.19}

Welcome to the September 16, 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!

Safe Spaces for Writing:

Do your students feel like your classroom is a safe space to write and share their writing? Check out my new post, "Creating a Safe Space for Classroom Writing."

Use Writing to Get to Know Your Students:

Karla Hilliard and WVCTE share some fun ways to use writing to get to know your students in their post, "Getting to Know Your Students with Writing."

Putting Students at the Center:

Angela Stockman explores how to use narrative to put students at the center of the workshop in her new post.


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.


Consider Joining a NWP ISI Next Summer:

Summer 2020 is still a ways away, but it's not too soon to consider joining a National Writing Project Invitational Summer Institute next summer! Check out "Literacy Leadership" for more.

We are Always Writing:

Erika Leodice explores how writers are writing even when they aren't writing in this post from Writer UnBoxed.

Taking Notes by Hand Wins Again:

Here's more proof that taking notes by hand (versus by computer) is more beneficial in the post "Attention Students: Put Your Laptops Away" from NPR.



See you back here next week for the next edition of The Writing Round-Up.

Write away!


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