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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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:
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."
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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.
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.”