I LOVE writer's workshop and my students spend 90 minutes a day in writing class. Many teachers follow the writing process, but get overwhelmed when it comes to having their students publish their original stories. Here is my suggestion to make this process feasible. Early on in the school year, solicit the help of parent volunteers to type your students' stories. After you conference with your students and help them revise and edit their stories, all you have to do is send the stories home to your volunteers to type. Then, they can email them back to you and you can print them on card-stock. Bind the books with inexpensive binding combs (hopefully, your school has a binding machine) or just staple them. Have your students add the title, illustrations, and publishing labels and that is it. Your students will feel like the true authors they are! Just look at these smiles! Trust me, under the yellow smiley, these children are beaming!
If you would like to download my publishing labels, just click on the image below.
Common Core Standards:
Text Types and Purposes
K.W.3 1.W.3 2.W.3
K.W.5 1.W.5 2.W.5
K.W.6 1.W.6 2.W.6
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