Developing Writing Skills

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Developing Writing Skills (2:41)

“If you ask 10 different writers how to develop your writing skills, you’re going to get 10 different answers. And I think that really is the key, that try different ways. Some people love to get up at 5 o’clock in the morning and write and just free-form write. Some people like to outline. Some people do it late at night. I tend to write late at night because that’s when I feel most creative. I think the biggest advice for developing your writing is read. Read everything.”

Discussion Guide

Independent Learning Guide: This all-purpose guide can be used by educators, parents, and mentors to jumpstart a lively discussion about developing writing skills.

Classroom Lesson Plan

Some people love to get up at five in the morning to write. Is that you? Don’t worry! Anyone can write, and it doesn’t have to be at five in the morning. What does it take? Get some great advice in this video from professional writers who share strategies and tips that will help you build your writing muscles.

Classroom Lesson Plan: This step-by-step lesson plan is available to guide a more in-depth “before, during, and after” learning experience when viewing the video with students. This lesson plan is also suitable for use in after-school programs and other educational settings.

Empowerment Activities

Use Empowerment Activities as a fun way to reinforce the video topic and build community with your students.

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Fun Page Activity

Fun Page Activity: What kind of writer are you? Are there things you like to write and others not so much? This activity helps you learn more about the writing you do, and where you’d like to go from there!