• Jennifer Laffin

The Writing Round-Up {3.14.20}

Welcome to the March 14, 2020 edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up. Thank you for stopping by!


Every week, I gather tips for teaching writing and for growing as a teacher who writes and put them right here in the Writing Round-Up.

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Now, onto this week's tips...

Lessons in Creativity:

“Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert. N.A. Turner shares five lessons on creativity taken from the book, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert in this blog post.


Free-Writing Fridays:

Need a new idea to end the week in your classroom? Try starting Free-Writing Fridays with these tips from Literacy for Pleasure.


Writing Advice:

Check out this humorously written and ranked list of writing advice on Writer Unboxed. Number ten is a personal favorite.


Writing Podcasts:

Are you a podcast junkie? Or maybe you want to be but don’t know where to find them. Check out this list of 20 inspiring podcasts on writing from The Write Life.


Short Writing Assignments:

Writing assignments do not have to be lengthy and do not have to be limited to an ELA classroom. Check out “How to Use Short Writing Assignments” to get your students regularly writing across the curriculum.


Writing from the Head and Heart:

Linda Rief explains how we have taught kids to be “successful at bad writing” and why it is important to allow them and lead them to write from their heads and their hearts in this NCTE article from Voices in the Middle.




That's all for this week's edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up. I will see you again next week with more tips!


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