Welcome to the February 1, 2020 edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up. Thank you for stopping by!
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Now, onto this week's tips...
School Writing vs Authentic Writing:
If you are looking for ways to bring more authentic writing to your classroom, you'll find lots of ideas in this post from Ken Lindblom and the Writers Who Care website.
Ever wonder what goes through a writer's mind as they are writing? One NY Times reporter annotates his writerly thoughts and decision making process in this "Annotated by the Author" post. This would be great to share with students!
Kate Dicamillo on Character Development & Dialogue:
Author Kate Dicamillo talks about the importance of dialogue in character development in this podcast from the Institute for Writers.