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The Writing Round-Up {10.3.20}

Welcome to the October 3, 2020 edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up, the space where I gather tips for teaching writing and for growing as a teacher who writes.

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Writing In The Content Areas:

Even if you aren't an ELA teacher, you can still use writing activities to deepen your students' understanding of your content material. Karen Nespoli explains more here.

Analog Notebooks in a Digital Classroom:

Teaching virtually? Don't give up the paper notebook! Michelle Haseltine explains how paper notebooks continue to play an important role in "Keeping a Space for the Analog Notebook."

Treat Yourself:

We now sell stickers for writers! Grab yours in the Teach Write Sticker Shop today. You can also find notebooks, t-shirts, mugs & more in our Redbubble Shop!

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Giving Up the Five-Paragraph Essay:

Still using the five-paragraph essay in your classroom? Angela Faulhaber explains why we should stop teaching it and gives suggestions for what we should do instead in "Three Reasons We Should Stop Teaching the 5-Paragraph Essay."

Listening for Revisions:

A common tip for students in the revision process is to have them read their writing aloud. As writers, do we do that with our own writing? Gwendolyn Hooks shares a quick tip for writers in this Teaching Authors blog post.

October Writing:

Do you have Time to Write in October? Join Time to Write, our writing group especially for teacher-writers for inspiration, community, conversation, and of course, writing. More info & registration can be found here. Workshops begin 10/6 so hurry!

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Facing Your Writing Fears:

Starting October 5, the #TeachWrite Slow Chat Facebook group is chatting all about writing fears. Join the conversation throughout the month of October in the #TeachWrite Chat FB group.

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

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