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The Writing Round-Up {8.01.20}

Welcome to the August 1, 2020 edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up, the space where I gather tips for teaching writing and for growing as a teacher who writes.

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Bring Some Poetry Into Your Classroom:

Looking to invite poetry into your classroom a little more often? Teach Write blogger Christie Wyman shares some amazing resources to help you do just that in her post, Inviting Poetry Into Your Classroom.

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A Lesson About Revision:

Author Melissa Stewart teaches students to build their endurance as writers by sharing her own story of receiving manuscript rejection letters and persevering through revisions. Read more here.

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Keeping a Flaneur Journal:

Teacher-writer Sue Rounds shares how she records the noticings of the world around her and has taught her students to do the same in "Come Flaneur with Me." There are definite digital applications here too!

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Writing Autobiographical Fiction:

How can you teach students to use events from their own life and fictionalize them? Teacher-writer David Lee Fitz explains how in "Teaching Students to Write Autobiographical Fiction."

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Bloggers Wanted:

If you have a story about being a teacher-writer or would like to share a writing experience from your classroom, we want to know about it for possible publication on the Teach Write Blog. Get started by filling out this form. Then check out the recent blog posts written by a few of the teacher-writers from our Teach Write Community here.

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