• Jennifer Laffin

The Writing Round-Up {1.25.20}


Welcome to the January 25, 2020 edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up. Thank you for stopping by!


Every week, I gather tips for teaching writing and for growing as a teacher who writes and put them right here in the Writing Round-Up.

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Now, onto this week's tips...


Writing IS Professional Development:

I say it all the time: Teachers who write make the best teachers of writers. There is so much we can learn about teaching writing by reflecting on our own writing lives. Megan Kortlandt explores how we can use reflection of our own writing process to support our classroom writing instruction in her "Writing IS Professional Development" post on Moving Writers.


The Misunderstood Semicolon:

If you are confused about where and how to use a semicolon, you are not alone. Check out "Semicolon: Two Ways to Use a ;" from The Write Practice for a pretty concise lesson.


A Place to Write:

Do you have a special place where you like to write? Do your students? Barbara Linn Probst takes us on a tour of possible writing spaces in her post, "A Place to Write" from the Writers in the Storm blog.


Writing Cafe:

This is the perfect time of year to mix things up a bit! Why not try bringing a Writing Cafe to your classroom? Shelly Fenton and Krista Senatore explain this fun event and share how you can create a Cafe in your classroom in this three-post series.


Creating Independent Writers:

Helping students become independent writers is important, but is not always easy. The Writing for Pleasure website shares some tips on how you can help students self-regulate and write on their own. Read more here.


Boosting Your Creativity:

Writer Magazine shares eight ideas of ways you can boost your creativity in their recent article, "Rekindle the Flame." I especially like #7!


Looking for Your Writing Group?:

Registration for the February Teach Write Time to Write Online Writing Workshop is now open! We meet on either Tuesday or Wednesday evenings online via Zoom. More info and registration can be found here.



Let's Chat:

Please join us for our next #TeachWrite Twitter Chat on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm ET. February's theme is I {HEART} Writing. Everyone is welcome! (You can sign up for a text reminder here.)



That's all for this week's edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up. I will see you again next week with more tips!


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