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The Writing Round-Up {1.9.21}

Welcome to the January 9, 2021 edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up, the space where I gather tips for teachers to help them grow as writers so their students can too!

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Writing and Dieting:

With the new year upon us, many of us make resolutions. In this blog post, Pam Hillman shows us five ways that writing is like dieting. Check this out and see how taking care of our writing lives is similar to taking care of ourselves.

Writing Cadence:

Have you ever thought about your writing having a cadence? Check out this powerful tool on “Writers in the Storm” and try adding a little beat to your next writing piece.

Anytime Pages:

If you are looking for a way to jumpstart your creativity and to get your words flowing, try Anytime Pages. Read all about them here.

Quotes to Overcome Self-Doubt:

The next time that inner-critic finds you and you need a way to silence it, read through this collection of quotes from published authors, “When You Think Your Writing Sucks.”

Mentor Texts:

Mentor texts are used to study and imitate writing, but have you ever considered using your own writing as a mentor text? Use these steps from “How Teachers Can Use Their Own Writing as Model Texts” to help you choose your writing pieces to use with your students.

Chat Time:

This month in the #TeachWrite Slow Chat Facebook group, we are chatting all about writing goals for 2021. Join the conversation here.

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January Workshops for Teacher-Writers:


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

Write away!