• Jennifer Laffin

The Writing Round-Up {4.04.20}

Welcome to the April 4, 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...


Not Poetry's Biggest Fan?

National Poetry Month means that many teachers include more reading & writing poetry into their instruction. If this is something you struggle with, check out "Finding Your Poetry Secret Decoder Ring" by Christie Wyman for some easy ways to repair your relationship with poetry.



20 Journal Prompts:

Do you struggle with journaling because it is so open-ended? If this is a roadblock for you, then maybe these 20 Journaling Prompts I Swear by to Get You Out of Your Head will help.


Soldiering On:

Do you need a writing pep talk? Then check out this post on perseverance at Writers in the Storm blog. Soldier on, writers!



Book Recommendations for Writers:

“When something makes you want to do something and when something gives you an idea about what to create, this is inspiration.” Suzy Leopold shares book recommendations to inspire your creative side as a writer.



Writing and Feeback with Remote Learning:

Conferring with our students is an important part of their development and progress as writers. But how can we do this with online learning? Kristin Bond at Moving Writers shares an app for giving feedback in a variety of ways.



Journaling:

Have you thought about journaling but don’t see the benefits? In this blog post at Live, Write, Thrive, Catharine Bramkamp, a writing coach, gives seven benefits to journaling just ten minutes a day. (I invite you to join the #100DaysofNotebooking Facebook group too!)



Time to Write:

There are just THREE spots left in 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. Join us!


Time to Chat:

Please join us on Monday, April 6 at 7:00 PM ET for our next Twitter Chat, "Writing Together in the Time of COVID." We will explore the power of community during these crazy days. If you'd like a text reminder of all of our chats, you can sign up here.


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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