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The Writing Round-Up {9.28.19}

Welcome to the September 28, 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!

Why Sentence Length Matters:

Here is an excellent video from Aerogramme Writers' Studio illustrates why varying sentence length matters.

The Power of Journaling:

Still need a reason to start a daily journaling habit? Check out "Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life" from Dr. Benjamin Hardy and the Medium website.

It's a Reading/Writing Marriage!:

Ellin Keene explores the relationship between reading and writing and how it applies to the classroom workshop in this post from The Robb Review.


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.


Build Empathy with Pen Pals:

Help students connect through the power of story and letter writing in the "P.S. You Sound Like Someone I Can Trust" unit from the 826 National organization.

A New Way to Learn about Dialogue:

Check out this fun way to teach your students about the importance of writing powerful dialogue from the 826 National organization.

Support a Good Cause:

Purchase our new #TeachWrite t-shirt by October 8 and you will not only be sharing your love of writing, you will also help support Girls Write Now, a NY based non-profit that helps underserved girls and women find and use their voices and story to improve their lives. Order yours today here.


Join with other teacher-writers this October to dedicate 31 days to working on our writing craft by signing up for the first ever #TeachWritetober19! Inspiration, accountability, and writing, writing, writing! More details can be found here. (Hurry - registration ends Monday, 9/30)

Facing Your Writing Fears:

Join us on Monday, October 7 for our next #TeachWrite Twitter chat. Our October theme is "Facing Your Writing Fears." This is a great opportunity to learn that you are not alone in what you fear about writing and you'll find inspiration from others that will help you push through. You can sign up for a text reminder of all of our chats here.


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

Write away!


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