• Jennifer Laffin

The Writing Round-Up {12.5.20}

Welcome to the December 5, 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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Now, onto the tips...

Journaling: Permission to Pause:

Need to slow down a bit during these crazy days? Journaling may be the answer! Check out "Giving Myself Permission to Pause" by teacher-writer Heather Morris to see how journaling helped her develop a practice of self-love and compassion.

Giving Thanks:

In this time of thanksgiving, have you thought about being thankful for your writing journey? Middle-grade author Rebecca J. Allen shares her writing journey gratitude list in this blog post. It might just inspire you to write one of your own.

Writing in 2021:

It's not too early to commit to making writing a part of your life in 2021! Sign up for our Time to Write Workshop and spend time writing with an amazing group of other teacher-writers who will show you the way. More information and registration can be found in the Teach Write Academy.

Writing with Our Senses:

Check out this fun lesson for using the sense of taste for creative writing in the classroom. Teacher-writers also could use “Tasty Inspiration for Creative Writing” as a springboard for poems or notebook entries.

Show, Don’t Tell:

The article “Why ‘Show, Don’t Tell’ is a Golden Rule of Creative Writing” gives examples and writing exercises to practice this craft move as teacher-writers and as possible lessons to bring to your classrooms.

Humor in Writing:

Does your writing need a lift? Try adding some humor to it with these five “secret weapons” from The Writing Cooperative in “Five Rules of Humor to Make Your Writing Memorable.”

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Coming in January to the Teach Write Academy:

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!

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