Welcome to the July 21, 2018 edition of The Writing Round-Up, a gathering of tips for teaching writing and for growing as a teacher-writer yourself. Would you like to sign up for our email list so you don't miss an update? You can do that here.
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For Teachers of Writers
Become a Cartonera Classroom:
We are now accepting Cartonera Classrooms for the 2018-2019 school year. More information on this yearlong student publishing project can be found here.
Writing Mindset Matters:
We've been talking about our writing mindset in the Teach Write Academy this week. Mindset affects not only our ability to get our writing done, but also our creativity. Students struggle with mindset in writing too. Read "How to Create an Internal Mindset Conducive to Writing" from Jane Friedman for more.
Greenbelt Writing Reflections:
After reading Ralph Fletcher's Joy Write, Dawn Sheriff spent last year implementing more free-choice journaling into the classrooms she works with. Here is what her first-graders had to say about this in their own words. As you begin a new school year, how can you implement more greenbelt writing in your own classroom?
Supporting Gifted Writers:
How can we support our student-writers who need more challenge? Read "How to Give Your Greater Depth Writers the Teaching They Deserve" from Literacy for Pleasure for some important tips.
For Teachers Who Write
Writing While Away:
Travel plans don't have to interfere with your writing plans. Check out "How to Keep Writing While Traveling" from Sarah Gribble and The Write Practice for tips to keep your writing moving while you are moving too.
The Science of Creativity:
I loved "The Stages of Creativity," a fascinating, science-based exploration of creativity, the two kinds of creativity, and how we can maximize our creativity from Ginger Moran.
Keep Your Writing Momentum Moving:
Join us on August 6 at 7:30 pm ET for our monthly #TeachWrite Twitter chat. Our topic is "Keeping Our Writing Momentum Moving" -- a timely discussion as we transition from summer writing to writing while in school. You can sign up for a text reminder here.
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