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Does "Published" Need to be "Perfect?"

Does "Published" Need to be "Perfect?" | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
There's a reason for second and third editions of really great books--a writer's work is never done, and is certainly never, ever perfect.


Publishing, like all the steps of the writing process can be adapted slightly to meet the needs of the kids you teach. Publishing in the kindergarten, first, second grade, or even fifth grade classroom is not always the same as publishing in the adult world.

Here are some handy guidelines to make publishing something your kids can do independently, sticking as close to the “real life” process, while keeping in mind the age, experience, and needs of the age groups you teach.

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Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students.

Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students. | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Kidblog is designed for K-12 teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog. Students publish posts and participate in academic discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs and user accounts.

Dennis T OConnor's insight:

Blogs are a quick way to publication for your students. This is a prime way to power up your writing process. 

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Polyphony H.S.

Polyphony H.S. | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Our mission is to create a high-quality literary magazine written, edited, and published by high school students. We strive to build respectful, mutually beneficial, writer-editor relationships that form a community devoted to improving students’ literary skills in the areas of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.


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Common Core requires publishing. Technology makes that happen

Common Core requires publishing. Technology makes that happen | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
There are a variety of overarching themes in Common Core--'integrate technology into classroom inquiry', 'encourage collaboration and sharing in student work', 'use technology to prepare students f...

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Figment: Write yourself in. For teachers!

Figment: Write yourself in. For teachers! | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

"Welcome Educators! With our unique writing platform and engaged community of passionate teen readers and writers, Figment is a natural teaching tool.

"And so Figment offers special features developed just for you to use with your students, including exclusive author programming, writing prompts, and private group functionality, where you can create a virtual writers’ workshop for your classroom.

"Learn more about how to use Figment in your class in our video promo. Then sign up for a free Figment educator account."


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