Welcome to the November 3, 2018 edition of The Writing Round-Up, a gathering of tips for teaching writing and for growing as a teacher writer.
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Creating a Classroom Writing Community:
Helping students feel a part of a classroom writing community doesn't just happen. It takes a little work. Deanna Mascle has some tips to help you grow your classroom writing community in "Community Doesn't Just Happen."
Keep Your Writing Focus:
If you are participating in NaNoWriMo (and even if you're not), "How To Focus When You're Writing" from Daily Writing Tips will keep you in your chair writing even when you find it difficult to focus.
Do a Little Reflective Writing:
If you are into journaling, you will enjoy "Five Exploratory Writing Exercises that Will Surprise You About Yourself" from Alex Mathers.
Online Writing Tools:
Looking for some online writing tools to keep you focused in your writing? Check out this gathering of online tools .
Looking for a way for students to provide thoughtful feedback to each other? Check out "Writers Need Feedback (Well, This One Does)" from Sarah Donovan for a feedback method that honors both the reader and the writer.
Join us on Monday, November 5 at 7:30pm ET for our monthly #TeachWrite Twitter chat. This month, we are sharing a POTLUCK OF WRITING QUESTIONS with questions submitted by our Teach Write community. (If you'd like a text reminder of our chats, you can sign up here.)
Have a great writing week!