• Jennifer Laffin

The Writing Round-Up {5.16.20}

Welcome to the May 16, 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...



Finding Writing Ideas:

Where do your writing ideas come from? Laura Drakes says her ideas come from a state of mind. In “Ideation: Where Do Ideas Come From?” Laura shares her and other creatives' thoughts on this important question.



Writing Videos:

If you spend too much time looking for writing videos, then check out this curated list of YouTube channels for both student writers and writing teachers: “The 10 Best YouTube Channels for Writing Teachers.”



Writing Retreats:

Do you ever dream of going to a writing retreat? Writing retreats are not feasible right now (hopefully soon!), but Janalyn Voigt shares what she has learned from her own retreat experience in “Writing Retreat Review.”



Online Discussions:

Do you participate in online collaborations or courses personally or with your students? Many online platforms include discussion boards where the conversation has moved to writing. Read “How to Make Online Discussions Work” to help you and your students conquer the challenges of this discussion forum.



Meaningful Writing Assignments:

For many of us, writing provides an outlet to express what is in our hearts and on our minds. This is the same for children, especially while writing at home during this pandemic. In this Edutopia article, you will find 11 writing ideas to help children process these experiences while developing their writing skills.



#TeachWrite Chat is On the Move!

To allow for deeper discussion and connection, the #TeachWrite Chat is moving from Twitter to its own Facebook group and will now be a monthlong slow chat. Join us here to connect & converse!



Time to Write in June:

Registration for the June session of the Time to Write! Online Writing Workshop for Educators is now open. Make writing time a priority in your life while getting together with other teacher-writers once a week to chat, connect, and write together. Writers of ALL levels are welcome. Read more 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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