• Jennifer Laffin

The Writing Round-Up {11.7.20}

Welcome to the November 7, 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 Tip:

Student-writers can instantly improve the quality of their writing and their reader's experience simply by switching up the number of words in their sentences. Check out "Switching Up Sentence Length," a part of the #TeachWrite Writer's Toolkit Series:



Creating Community Through Writing:

Struggling to create a sense of community in your classroom this year? Teacher Erica Johnson explains how she uses writing to build community in her classroom and how you can too in "Building Classroom Community Through Writing."



Writing Through Change:

Join the conversation of how writing can help us and our students navigate the craziness that is 2020 in this month's #TeachWrite Slow Chat on Facebook now.




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Craft and Process Studies:

Want an alternative to the traditional genre study? Want to engage students by offering more choice? Then check out Matt Glover’s blog post where he introduces craft and process studies as an alternative to traditional genre studies.



Not Writing” - Part of the Process:

As writers, we often try to build a daily writing habit. But what happens when we abandon it and enter a period of “not writing”? Erika Liodice shows us seven ways to make “not writing” a part of the process in “How Not Writing Can Help You Achieve Your Writing Goals.”




Finding Stories on Nature Walks:

Nature is an inspiration for writers of all ages. In “The Silver Lining: Finding Peace in a Pandemic through Nature Walks and Journaling,” Noreen Moore, a mother of two, writes how she uses nature walks and observations to become springboards to engage her children in the writing process.




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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