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  1. 1. Finishing Up!Publish Your Workby Carolyn PonceADWP Summer 2009<br />Living and Teaching the Writing Workshop (2006)<br />By Kristen Painter<br />Heinemann Publishers<br />
  2. 2. Why Publish <br /> Writing is published so it can be shared with others. There are countless ways to publish writing, however, the focus should be on enhancing the writing, not distracting the reader. <br />A writing group can support a writer by offering suggestions for ways to publish, even pursuing different writing markets. <br />Students have many opportunities to publish inside the classroom as well as outside. These vary from small sharing groups to entering contests on the Internet.<br />From Living and Teaching the Writing Workshop<br />
  3. 3. Publish Your Own Piece<br />“Publishing your work simply means sharing it with others.” - Kristen Painter<br />Publishing ideas for consideration:<br />If you decide to type remember that the writing should be the focus for the readers.<br />Use a font styleand size that iseasy to read<br />Adjust page size to fit the piece. <br />Choose special paper.<br />
  4. 4. Handwritten<br />Calligraphy (cool pens)<br />Record a reading<br />Be sure to rehearse<br />(Make a podcast)<br />When typing is not appropriate<br />
  5. 5. Give copies to writing group <br />Include a dedication page<br />Gift it to someone who would appreciate it<br />Include name and date<br />Submission to publisher<br />Use style manual<br />Publishing Ideas<br />
  6. 6. Writing Groups<br />Writing groups can be a place to share and find a group of editors who you can trust.<br />If you are ready to share a final copy (readalouds) have copies for everyone.<br />Support for the publishing process.<br />
  7. 7. Classroom Publishing<br />Writing Museum <br />Pieces are set up around the room for viewing<br />Blank paper for comments.<br />Music playing in background<br />Group readings<br />Writer’s Lunch<br />Read during lunch. <br />Outside of cafeteria to make it special event<br />Author’s Discussion (for students)<br />
  8. 8. Places to Submit Wall <br />Reserved spot on bulletin board – “Places to Submit”<br />Writing contests or other publishing opportunities<br />Encourage “at home” writing. Be available for reading.<br />
  9. 9. Places for Student Publishing <br />Amazing Kids eZine (<br />American Girl (girls)<br />Inkspot (<br />New Moon (girls)<br />Merlyn’s Pen <br />Stone Soup (<br />The Write Source (<br />
  10. 10. Other places on www.<br />Class Blog (Blogger, Wordpress, etc.)<br />Wiki Spaces (<br />Free for educators<br />Google Site (easiest option) (<br />Class site with announcements<br />Each student can have folder in Documents<br />Parents can see those assignments that are never brought home.<br />Remember to set the preferences to restricted viewing.<br />
  11. 11. Overview of Book<br />3 sections<br />Writing for Yourself <br />Writing Groups<br />Teaching Writing<br />3 Main concepts<br />Teachers must be writers.<br />Havinga writing group willbe supportive for your personal writing growth. <br />Teachers who are fluent in the writing process will be better examples for their students.<br />