Friday, September 17, 2010

Draft Book Publishing

My kids write in their draft books almost every day during our Writer’s Workshop block. Every Tuesday, I have publishing moms that come in and take the kids one-by-one to help them publish one of their writing pieces into a little book they can keep in their book baskets to read at different times. Hopefully by the end of the year the kids will have quite a collection of published books to take home and read to their families. The kids look forward to Tuesday because they absolutely LOVE having their hard work published!

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The publishing basket contains pencils, markers, a stapler, plain white paper {cut}, construction paper {prefolded}, and a class list. My publishing moms are responsible for keeping the publishing basket stocked full of materials. After publishing a kiddo’s writing, the publishing moms write the date of publication next to the kiddos name on the class list so that everyone has a turn to publish before starting over. This really encourages the kids to write great stories…and they do!! Click on the link to download my publishing instruction letter for my volunteers!!

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