Category Archive: publishing

“Time Line” for On-Demand Assessments

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I mapped out the way my students could go through the Quick Publish Process today. (They have today and tomorrow to quickly publish a personal narrative before we begin our next unit of… Continue reading

Publishing Personal Narratives

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Student Reflection Sheet for Personal Narratives Originally uploaded by teachergal I updated the Personal Narrative Page on the Two Writing Teachers Website to include a student reflection sheet and an in-depth comment sheet… Continue reading

Wow!

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Check out this Providence Journal article about a student who wrote a persuasive letter to Lowe’s and was granted a response bigger than he ever imagined. Bernardo Garcia wanted mulch for their outside… Continue reading

Hard Work Should Be Celebrated

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Katherine Bomer talked about celebrations this past summer at the TCRWP July Writing Institute. As I was planning my News & Announcements Charts for the upcoming week today, I found myself wanting to… Continue reading

Remember to Celebrate!

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Publishing Party – October 2004, originally uploaded by teachergal. Katherine Bomer spoke about the celebrating the work our young writers do when she delivered the Keynote Address at the TCRWP July Writing Institute.… Continue reading

Making a List. Checking It Twice.

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I created a large checklist, which I’m going to post in the classroom on Monday, to help my students get ready for Tuesday afternoon’s Poetry Publishing Party. I realized yesterday, when I saw… Continue reading

Getting Students Published

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I’ve had four of my former treasures (I’m borrowing a Jen Barney word here!) get published in New Moon Magazine for Girls and Their Dreams. However, I don’t just teach talented female writers;… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day 12

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Each student went around at Closing Circle and shared some of the positive feedback they received from another student or an adult during the Publishing Party today. It was a super way to… Continue reading

Gearing-up for tomorrow’s short fiction pub party

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Pub Party Snack Alert Originally uploaded by teachergal Three of my students stayed after school to gussy-up our classroom for tomorrow’s big Publishing Party. I love the sign they created on the classroom’s… Continue reading

Peek Into My Classroom

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Some images that represent the writing-related things going on in my classroom. Enjoy the “tour!” (Many of these photos were taken by my students with my camera.) News & Announcement Chart Originally uploaded… Continue reading

They’re publishing their books! They’re publishing their books!

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My room was essentially controlled chaos today since my students began publishing their picture books. Paper cuttings were everywhere by the end of the day, as were markers, pens, pencils, and a myriad… Continue reading

Preservation

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My SOLS go in here! Originally uploaded by teachergal I decided to purchase an inexpensive presentation booklet from Staples for the purpose of housing my Slice of Life Stories since I’m writing them… Continue reading

Short Fiction Rubric

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I finally sat down and created a short fiction rubric for the picture books my students are going to “publish” this-coming week. If you’re in the market for a rubric that provides space… Continue reading

Guidelines for a Publishing Party

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This was the first time in four years that I ever put together a readers’ and listeners’ responsibilities list for a Publishing Party. However, I think it helped my students get focused on… Continue reading

Hooray! Hooray! My students are publishing tomorrow!

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I baked two kinds of cupcakes in honor of my students’ achievement. If this doesn’t say “I’m proud of your accomplishment,” then I don’t know what does! Dotted Decorations Tiny Sprinkles Waiting patiently… Continue reading

Publishing before a vacation

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I was talking with one of my former student teachers tonight. We were discussing the fact that it’s hard to get kids to publish before a big school vacation (like the one we… Continue reading

It’s been published!

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Last Thursday, the D’var Torah I was working on and posted about last month was finally published with my synagogue’s weekly newsletter! Very little of what I wrote was edited and/or changed by… Continue reading

Preparing to Publish

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Next week will be my first true Publishing Party in my new school. I’m really, really excited about it. I had the invitation translated from English into Spanish today and will be sending… Continue reading

Revising… Editing… Publishing…

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My students are in the revision stage for their personal narratives. I’m anticipating a November 15th Publication Date. Hence, I’ve been working all morning to put together revision minilessons, an editing checklist, an… Continue reading

Putting it out there

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I just sent ten of my former students, who’ve expressed an interest in doing independent writing projects going-forward, an iomoi invitation to consider joining me to work on a manuscript for a sequel… Continue reading