• Jennifer Laffin

The Writing Round-Up {5.09.20}

Welcome to the May 9, 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...



How to Make Stickers:

If you notebook or journal, then maybe you have a fondness for stickers. Have you ever thought about making your own? In this YourTube video, Emberlynn Jimenez shows how to make stickers with parchment paper. You are going to want to try this!



Pandemic Journal:

We are living through historic times. How are you documenting these events in your own life? With social media posts or in journals? In this Washington Post article, “Write it down. Keep a pandemic journal.” Ari L. Goldman explains the importance of recording our own personal histories in a journal rather than social media posts.



Student Notebooks:

Do you become frustrated with how writer’s notebooks work in your classroom? Do you wish you couldpa make changes so they are more functional and more manageable? Then check out “Writer’s Notebook Tweaks” on Choice Literacy for some simple ideas that will lead to better notebooks in your writing classroom.



Teaching Middle School Writers:

Teaching adolescent writers can be challenging. In “Put Yourself in the Shoes of a Middle Grades Writer”, Patty McGee explains three essentials that middle school writing teachers need to adjust their teaching and to help make that essential connection with middle-grade students.



Writing Through Stress:

Are you finding too many distractions to maintain a writing life because of the pandemic? Are you struggling to find a writing routine due to stress? Then check out “How to Write While You’re Freaking Out” at the Storm Writing School to regain control of your writing life.



Writing Identity:

Many writers have nightmares of receiving papers covered with red ink. Often, our identities as writers come from these devastating experiences and of being told we are not writers. This slice from Literacy with a Twist tells the heartfelt story of how this writer overcame negative feedback and now owns the identity of being a writer.



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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