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The Writing Round-Up {11.14.20}

Welcome to the November 14, 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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Shared Writing:

Think shared writing is beneficial only in the early elementary grades? Check out "Shared Writing in the Upper Elementary Classroom" by Jackie Higgins for tips on how to bring this beneficial practice into other grades too.

Writing Across the Curriculum:

Writing isn't just for the ELA classroom! Karen Megay-Nespoli shares some excellent ways to bring writing into all of the content areas in her post, "Ideas for Writing Across the Curriculum."

Teaching with Mentor Texts:

One of the most effective ways to teach writing is through mentor texts. In “8 Tips for Teaching With Mentor Texts”, Christina Gil explains how teachers can help students analyze mentor texts and make it a pleasant experience for everyone.

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Conferring with Students Online:

In “10 Tips for Conferring with Student Writers Online”, Carl Anderson, the author of A Teacher's Guide to Writing Conferences, shares what you need to know to talk with students about their writing, assess them as writers, and teach them well, all in a 5-7 minute conference.

Starting a New Notebook:

If you are a notebooker, do you have certain habits, routines, or rituals when you fill a notebook and begin a new one? Austin Kleon, the author of Steal Like an Artist, shares how he starts a new notebook, and what he does just may surprise you.

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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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