The Writing Round-Up {11.9.19}


Welcome to the November 9, 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!

Go Deeper with Personal Narrative:

Personal narratives can be so much more than simple stories of the events in our lives. Jess Lifshitz writes about how we can teach students that personal narratives are a way to explore identity and share who they are with the world in her recent blog post.

Write Beside Them:

Amazing things can happen when teachers write with their students. Rebecca Alber explores in her Edutopia post, "Do You Write With Your Students?"

Story Generator App:

A friend recommended the Squibler app, self-titled "The Most Dangerous Writing Prompt Generator: Don't Stop Writing or All Progress Will be Lost." It looks interesting and I can see some classroom applications too. You can check it out for yourself here.

Writing Without Rules:

When students write without a lot of rules to follow, they are living the life of a writer. Find out how allowing more freedom