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Clms pub studentwriting2011web

  1. 1. Welcome to Publishing Student WritingSherry ChapmanDaniel J. Savage Middle schoolhttp://mschapmanonline.comSchapman@sylvan.k12.ca.us<br />
  2. 2. Students should see their work published<br />Writing takes on new meaning when students realize anyone in the world can read their work.<br />Writing is no longer just an assignment.<br />Students take their work much more seriously.<br />
  3. 3. Our book online<br />
  4. 4. Process<br />Create a working folder.<br />Create folders for student writing.<br />Put pictures for the cover in the folder.<br />Create the formatted file and upload.<br />Create a color cover.<br />Add Lulu book link to your website.<br />
  5. 5. www.lulu.com<br />Let's publish!<br />Lulu has many options for publishing. This is only one of them. I choose not to purchase an ISBN to save the cost, but that option is available. The ISBN allows you to sell on other sites.<br />
  6. 6. Timeline<br />Begin writing early. I begin the first month of school.<br />Create folders for classes if you have a server or set up a google.docs site or a drop site such as mediafire.com for students to be able to submit work from home.<br />Plan word processing time. Plan more than you think you will need.<br />Leave time for revision around the second month of school.<br />Set a deadline to turn in writing (Nov. 15).<br />
  7. 7. Set guidelines for student word processing.<br />Use one standard font that is readable.<br />No bold, underline, center, color, tabs, or using the spacebar for spacing.<br />Everything should be left justified.<br />I ask them to skip lines for paragraphs instead of using indent.<br />
  8. 8. Decide on the format of each section in the book.<br />Title<br />Blank line<br />Text<br />Blank line<br />First and last name or initial<br />
  9. 9. Permission Slip<br />There is a sample permission slip on my website. You can download and adapt it. <br />Remember that copyright law says when someone writes something it belongs to them. The parents are simply giving permission for the student work to be published in this book.<br />
  10. 10. Quiet Midnight<br />Midnight<br />All dark<br />But that light of the moon<br />All quiet<br />But that sound of the crickets<br />Nothing in sight<br />But a light fog<br /> <br />The fog makes a mist <br />Which shimmers in the moonlight<br />On the dandelions<br />The moon is partly shaded<br />By the black clouds<br />All is quiet at midnight<br /> <br />Megan Johnson<br />
  11. 11. Timeline for creating the bookonce the student word processing is done<br />Nov.-Dec. find a student who is responsible and knows how to use Word or another word processing program. At one period a day working on the book, it will take several weeks to paste in and format 200 pages.<br />Plan the organization of the book and paste the writing in sections:<br />Poetry<br />Short story<br />Essay<br />Other<br />
  12. 12. Decide if you want to try to put the writing in alphabetical order by last names before you begin.<br />I place them at random for interest and my sanity.<br />
  13. 13. Now you have a couple of hundred pages of kid text.....and it's January<br />Have the student editor select all of the text and choose one font for the whole book. You can change the title page at the end.<br />If you want to use different fonts in each section, select that section and choose a font.<br />Scan through the document and remove unnecessary spaces. Decide on spacing between entries, how the author names will look, and so forth before you begin formatting.<br />
  14. 14. February and it's Clean-up time<br />Run spell check<br />Proofread<br />
  15. 15. Read everything and tidy up the grammar<br />I do this myself. It takes about four hours.<br />This is a good time to check to make sure you have all the permission slips.<br />
  16. 16. Formatting<br />I use Word7 or later for this part. You can save it back as a previous version before you upload it. Lulu likes Word03. <br />I have a student create the table of contents in a separate file. Copy and paste from the document file so you don’t miss anyone rather than retyping the TOC. <br />
  17. 17. Format the text file in the Lulu template. This can be downloaded from Lulu. <br />Add the table of contents to the text file.<br />Put in a section break after the TOC.<br />Put in the pagination for the body of the book using the Word7 or later format. This will save you a great deal of struggle. Then save it back to a Word03 format.<br />Put in page breaks after you have saved it back to Word03. A template is available with pagination on my presentation page.<br />
  18. 18. Publishing in March<br />On-demand publishers<br />I have had good luck with lulu.com<br />Create an account<br />Upload your book<br />View and make sure it formatted correctly<br />Create a cover<br />Submit for publishing<br />You will get a link to your book<br />
  19. 19. Vicast<br />There is a vicast on the website linked to YouTube or you can download the PPTX version and play the slide video.<br />Remember that if you get lost anywhere in the process, go back to My Lulu on your account, and you can pick-up where you left off.<br />If you need to change something, simply delete the file and start over.<br />
  20. 20. The Beauty of This...<br />It is free!<br />You can add profit and decide where the publisher needs to send it.<br />I created a club, but you can also send it to a charity.<br />The book gets paid for when someone buys it.<br />No cost to the school.<br />
  21. 21. Link your book to your website<br />Its easy for parents to buy the book. <br />Kids can find it.<br />

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