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The Writing Round-Up {11.16.19}

Welcome to the November 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!

Making Writing Goals Visible:

Rebekah O'Dell from the Moving Writers website has genius idea for keeping writing goals front and center in her recent post.

When Students Won't Write:

Kathleen Sokolowski shares some ideas of what teachers can do for a student who doesn't want to write in this Two Writing Teachers post.

Writing Process is Not Linear:

Do we teach our students that a writing process is unique to every writer and not a neat progression from one stage to another? The Literacy for Pleasure website explores more in their post, "Explicitly Teaching the Writing Processes."

You ARE Ready:

Need a pep talk to get yourself going on that writing project you've been putting off? Austin Kleon has just the thing in his post, "Start Before You Think You're Ready."

Headed to NCTE19?

Join us on Friday, November 22 at 5:00 PM ET for the #TeachWrite Meet-Up and Notebook Exchange. Bring a notebook to exchange and then we will do a little writing together. The location will be determined and texted to you if you sign up with our Remind.

We invite you to 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."


Next week, I'll be at NCTE so the Writing Round-Up will be on vacation. I'll see you back here in TWO weeks for the next edition of The Writing Round-Up.

Write away!


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