Welcome to the July 6, 2019 edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up.
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Facing Down Your Writing Fears:
This week, I listened to a great podcast about writing fears by author Mur Lafferty. You may find it helpful too.
Choice in the Writing Workshop:
Looking to bring more choice into your writing workshop? Check out this post from Katie Keier and CCIRA.
Summer Writing Prompts:
Need some writing ideas? Bryn Donovan shares 50 fun and creative writing prompts for summer writing on her blog.
Bring Back Storytelling:
Is it time to focus more of our efforts in our writing classrooms on building creativity and the art of storytelling instead of more rote (testable) skills? Read more here.
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Teaching Reading & Writing Together?:
Should reading and writing be taught together? This post from Literacy for Pleasure explores more.
Creation IS Messy:
How does creating something (a story, a painting, a poem, etc.) compare to building a house? Julie Duffy explores this interesting analogy in her Writer UnBoxed post.
The Truth about First Drafts:
Is your fear of writing a first draft that is not perfect holding you back from writing? Read this.
I will see you back here next week for the next edition of The Writing Round-Up. Wishing you a wonderful week with lots of memorable experiences to write about!
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