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The Writing Round-Up {10.26.19}

Welcome to the October 26, 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!

Short Writing Works!:

Writing assignments don't have to be long to be powerful. "The Power of Short Writing Assignments" from Ben Barbour and the Edutopia website explains more.

Make Writing:

Angela Stockman has a creative approach to writing that she calls Make Writing. Learn more about how to bring loose parts into your writing classroom to inspire your writers in Angela's post, "Make Writing: What? Why? How?"

Editing Tips from the Pros:

The Writing Routines website has interviewed 17 of the world's best writers. Here's what they had to say about editing. I see quite a few classroom applications here too.

Our Student Writers Need a Coach:

Curious about assessing student writing? I came across this interesting book chapter about why it's important that we coach, not judge, our student writers. Check it out here.

Last Call for November Writing:

Just a few spots remain for the November Time to Write Online Writing Workshop. Details can be found here.

Tackling Stress Through Writing:

Justin Deming shares how you can tackle your stress through writing in this post on Medium.

What I Wish I Knew...

Join us on Monday, November 4 at 7:00 pm ET for this special #TeachWrite Twitter chat, "Advice for Future Writing Teachers." We invite ALL teachers -- those already teaching and those yet to begin -- to this informative chat. You can sign up for a text reminder here.

Headed to NCTE19?

Come learn along with the #TeachWrite Team on Thursday, November 21 at 1:00 as we present "Teaching Writing is Not a Spectator Sport: Using What We Learn About Ourselves as Writers to Become Stronger Writing Teachers."


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

Write away!


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 November

More information and registration can be found here.


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