The Writing Round-Up {7.06.19}

July 4, 2019

Welcome to the July 6, 2019 edition of the Teach Write Writing Round-Up. 

 

Every week, I gather tips for teaching writing and for growing as a teacher who writes and put them right here all in one place.

 

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Now, onto this week's tips!

 

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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