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59 Reasons to Write: Mini-Lessons, Prompts, and Inspiration for Teachers (eBook)

Author: Kate Messner

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In order to teach writing effectively, teacher must be writers
themselves. They must experience the same uncertainty of starting a new draft
and then struggling to revise. As they learn to move past the fear of failure,
they discover the nervous rush and exhilaration of sharing work with an
audience, just as their students do. Only by engaging in the real work of
writing can teachers become part of the writing community they dream of
creating for their students.

Kate Messner’s new book, 59
Reasons to Write
, shows teachers and librarians who teach writing how to be
stronger role models for their students.

“Writing for my students
provided me with appropriate mentor texts to share,” she writes. “Writing with my students made me a mentor and a
far better teacher.”

59 Reasons to Write grew out of Messner’s popular online
summer writing camp, Teachers Write. Throughout the book she offers mini-lessons,
writing prompts and bursts of inspiration designed to get you writing every
day, whether on your own or as part of a group. Dozens of guest authors also
share their writing processes and secrets, from brainstorming ideas and
organising research to developing characters and getting unstuck from writer’s

59 Reasons to Write if for anyone who always wanted to write
but never managed to get into the habit. Daily warm-ups will help you flex your
writing muscles and energise your teaching. As Messner shares, “One of the
greatest gifts of writing is the way it nudges us to look more closely not only
as the world but also at ourselves.”