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Self-Publishing in the Secondary Classroom

The term "self-publishing" may seem outrageous, especially in the context of the ELA classroom. The term, however, has many meanings, and self-publishing, in all its incarnations is actually quite simple…if you know where to look. Plus, students get an incredible boost seeing their writing in print.
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Self-Publishing in the Secondary Classroom
  • Megan McClure says:
    While the actual bookbinding portion is brief and not much of a how-to, this is an inspirational video by a woman, Jennifer, who worked with Verizon on a project to encourage more females get into the world of STEM. Jennifer, a designer, has created a niche for herself binding her own books.
  • Megan McClure says:
    Here is another DIY bookbinding project. Simple and similar in design to the other bookbinding project featured in this collection, this one will require needle and thread.
  • instructables.com
    instructables.com

    How to bind your own Hardback Book

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    Megan McClure says:
    I have used this particular DIY bookbinding project in my own classroom. The great thing about this project is there is no-sewing involved. An even greater thing was watching the kids have a blast picking out the fabric and paper to use for their book covers.
  • cultofpedagogy.com
    cultofpedagogy.com

    13 Stunning Places to Publish Student Art and Writing

    5 minute read
    Megan McClure says:
    The title of this article is no joke - these truly are 13 stunning places to self-publish. I have used Storybird in my classroom and the work my students published was aboveboard and took my creative writing lesson to the next level.
  • Megan McClure says:
    "You Can Do a Graphic Novel" is an excellent teacher's guide that walks you and your students through the process of creating a graphic novel from idea conception to a graphic novel exhibition.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    Publishing Student Writing -- and Your Own

    4 minute read
    Megan McClure says:
    This article discusses self-publishing through Lulu.com, a website that allows you and your students to create, publish, buy, and sell original creative works of prose, poetry, or artwork.
  • usnews.com
    usnews.com

    High School Teachers Guide Students Into Self-Publishing

    6 minute read
    Megan McClure says:
    Teachers across the U.S. are helping students self-publish their creative writing on easy-to-use platforms such as Amazon's CreateSpace. Students work collaboratively with artists to create cover art, peer critique and edit their own work prior to publication. The latter offers a prime example of real-world Language Arts applications, done in favor of completing dry grammar worksheets.
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