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The Writing Round-Up {3.21.20}

Welcome to the March 21, 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...

Meaningful Digital Feeback:

With COVID 19 changing the way we teach, many teachers are now using some form of eLearning. Dana Clark shares some tips on Gravity Goldberg’s website on giving digital feedback to student writers.

Yoga for Writers:

Self-care is important but is even more important during this time of stress. Why not try yoga for writers? Check out this video Yoga for Writers with Adriene and let her help you work toward your goal of self-care and writing.

The Reading-Writing Connection:

In “The Reading-Writing Connecting: Lift the Level of Your Writing,” Lexi Donohue and Keri Demers explain the connection between mentor texts and writing and provide examples their students have written after reading books in their classrooms.

Brave Writers:

Alan Wright shows us in his blog post Looking for Brave Writers in 2020 how to foster the growth of self-confidence in our student writers and in ourselves as writers.

Grading Student Writing:

Grading student writing is a difficult part of being a writing teacher. This collection of essays provides alternatives to traditional grading methods.

In Defense of Procrastination:

Did you know that there is an art to loafing? Or that loafing may lead to higher productivity? Check out this article in Writers Magazine to see how to use procrastination to your benefit.

Time to Write:

Registration is now open for the April Time to Write Online Writing Workshop. Come write with other teacher-writers and still maintain proper social distancing. More info can be found here. (Special note: For the remainder of March, I am hosting free pop-up Time to Write workshops to help educators stay connected & sane. If you'd like to receive an email when one of these pop ups is scheduled, sign up here.) Join us!


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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