Category Archive: publishing

Write –> Publish –> Touch Other People’s Lives

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Annie Campbell, some of whom you know from the “Write Now In Room 204” Blog is a master third grade teacher.  I met Annie at the TCRWP Summer Writing Institute in 2008.  We… Continue reading

Highlights from the Week

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I have been in a lot of different writing workshops lately. Just this week I’ve been in 13 writing workshops and have met with 13 different teachers in either reflective practice meetings or… Continue reading

Let’s Celebrate!

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How are you planning to celebrate the authors in your classroom? The longer I’m a part of writing workshops, not to mention the more I write, the more I believe in the importance… Continue reading

Book in Progress

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A few people have left us comments asking about the writing process for our forthcoming book, Day By Day: Refining Writing Workshop Through 180 Days of Reflective Practice, since we announced that we… Continue reading

Celebrate!

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Today I attended a second grade Popcorn Poetry Party. All the second graders gathered in the shade outside with parents and fans (i.e., teachers) surrounding them. They took turns “popping up” to the… Continue reading

Going Public with Student Writing

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Most young writers long for an audience who will read and respond to their writing in a thoughtful way.  One of the most important gifts you can give your students is the desire… Continue reading

It’s Finally Published!

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I submitted the essay I wrote , alongside my fourth graders who were writing research-based, “This I Believe” Essays, to ThisIBelieve.org almost six months ago.  About three months after it wasn’t published, I… Continue reading

Publishing Books with Students

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This past Monday I heard Kwame Alexander, who is a poet (He trained with Nikki Giovanni at Virgina Tech!), author, and founder of Book-in-a-Day, speak at the KSRA Conference in Hershey, PA.  My… Continue reading

Many Options for Celebrating Student Work

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Katherine Bomer once said, “Writing celebration is the most important part of the writing process.”  With that being said, there should be ample time set aside to celebrate the hard work of writers… Continue reading

Believing In Them…

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I’ve been going back-and-forth over e-mail with one of my former fourth graders for the past week.  She started sixth grade last week — middle school.  I can hardly believe she has a… Continue reading

Back to School Week: Bursting With Excitement About Writing

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Last week Literacy Spark posed this question: I’m always interested in how I can reach the kids at the two ends of the writing spectrum. i.e. addressing kids who struggle with writing, or… Continue reading

Another Tuesday. Another Call for Slice of Life Stories.

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Link your Slice of Life Story to the comments section of this post. Happy Writing! Last night, when Ruth and I were on the telephone, I informed her about an experience I had… Continue reading

Grace

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“How you climb up the mountain is just as important as how… More you get down the mountain. And so it is with life, which for many of us becomes one big gigantic… Continue reading

The Truth Matters!

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My students published their research-based essays on the Holocaust this morning, which was not a small feat! I was so incredibly proud of their diligence and desire to produce a quality piece of… Continue reading

The Final Publishing Celebration of the School Year

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Cookies? Check! Chips? Check! Juice Boxes Check! Comment Sheet! Check! I’ve often been asked “What do the other students and guests do at your celebrations?”  Well, I hold them accountable for commenting on… Continue reading

Pre-Publishing Checklist for Memoirs

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I created a checklist for my students to use before they publish their memoir. It reflects the Qualities of Good Writing I blogged about recently.

Some Executives Have Some Mail Coming to Their Offices Now!

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Dropping a Stamped Persuasive Letter Into the Outgoing Mail Basket IS a Form of Publishing! Originally uploaded by teachergal Eleven of my kids showed up to school on this very icy Monday. 10:11… Continue reading

Paper: A Resource

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I couldn’t locate the dark lines my students used to use underneath white paper when they started publishing their persuasive letters today. Therefore, I did a Google Search to find some. I didn’t… Continue reading

Basic Comment Sheet

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Need a basic comment sheet for your students’ next Publishing Celebration? Just make a three-column table in Word like this:

Religion & Publishing Celebrations

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Lisa posted a question that really got me thinking about something I’ve never faced in my classroom: parents whose religion does not allow their child to partake in celebrations of any kind. While… Continue reading