Welcome to the June 23, 2018 edition of The Writing Round-Up, our gathering of tips for teaching writing and for growing as a writer yourself. Thanks for stopping by!
For Teachers of Writers
Where To Begin?
If your students avoid starting writing because they claim they don't know what to write about, Allan Wright has some tips for you in his post, "Helping Our Young Writers Discover the Words They Need to Begin."
"I'm Not a Writer":
Why do some students get all the way through school and still mutter the words, "I'm Not a Writer?" Fran Haley has some ideas and a solution to change this in her beautiful post, "Write Me."
Building Independent Writers with Genre Booklets:
Some students need a little extra support on their journey to becoming independent writers. These "Genre Booklets" from Literacy for Pleasure will give students the direction they need and help them stay the path.
If you've been on the fence about using notebooks in your writing classroom, "Notebook Work Through Student Lenses" from Dana Clark is a must read! You'll enjoy what her students had to say about the role notebooks play in their lives.
For Teachers Who Write
Getting to Know Your Story:
Jan Drexler from Seekerville shared "Welcome to My (Story) World," a post about getting to know your story and its characters from the inside out. A great read for you fiction writers!
Am I a Writer?
Do you feel comfortable saying, "I am a writer"? Kathleen McClary from Writer Unboxed explains why you should in her post, "Am I a Writer?"
Lessons in Creativity:
Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are, shares his five tips for bringing more creativity into your life in the Inc. post, "5 Lessons in Creativity from Maurice Sendak." I can really relate to #3.
Join us for the next #TeachWrite Twitter chat on Monday, July 2 at 7:30 pm ET. Our topic will be "A Celebration of Writing." You can sign up for a text reminder here.
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