Welcome to the June 2, 2018 edition of The Writing Round-Up, a gathering of tips for teaching writing and for growing as a teacher-writer yourself. We are glad you stopped by!
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For Teachers of Writers
The Misunderstood Writing Process:
We've all seen the charts that show the writing process as an orderly progression from one stage to the next. However, the writing process is truly anything but orderly as Stacey Shubitz explains in her We Are Teachers article, "The Writing Process Isn't Linear. So Why Do Schools Keep Pretending That It is?"
The Power of Positive Feedback from a Real Audience:
I am a true believer that nothing increases motivation and engagement in writing than writing for an authentic audience, someone beyond the classroom teacher. In "The Power of Positive Feedback and Publishing" from Avra Robinson and EdTech Teacher, you'll see why.
Writing Workshop Refresher:
Angela Stockman has created an amazing resource for teachers curious about the writing workshop or who are looking to refine their workshop. Check out "Our Writing Workshop Launchpad" for more information. You'll love it!
Real Life Revision:
Kate Messner gives us an inside look at her revision process in her post, "Countdown to Breakout: Revising On My Own." This would be a great resource to share with students.
For Teachers Who Write
Write with Me:
The Teach Write Academy's online summer writing workshops begin the week of June 25. Don't let this summer pass you by without meeting your writing goals. (I speak from experience..) Write with me! More info is available here. You can save $10 off any workshop by using the code ROUNDUP by Friday, June 8.
Where They Write:
We would all love a writing space of our own, but even some of our favorite authors had to make due with writing wherever they could find space. Check out "100+ Famous Authors and Their Writing Space" from NWP and Jared A. Brock to see where some of your favorite authors wrote.
I love this poem from Rich Czyz, "We Write." It hits at the heart of why teachers of writers should also be writers themselves.
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