Now Online: Celebrating Writers

October 1st, 2013

Sometimes teachers use the terms publication and celebration interchangeably. (I know I did!) They are different. Publication is part of the writing process. Celebration is part of the life of a writer. Publication is centered on putting writing into the world. In its most pure form, publishing means “to go public.”  It is is definitely something to celebrate! Yet, it is not the only thing to celebrate. Celebration is so much more. Celebration ought to wrap around many moments in writing workshop—not just the final product. Celebration is essential to the livelihood of young writers.

0950— From Celebrating Writers

In their innovative new book, Celebrating Writers, Ruth Ayres and Christi Overman discuss dozens of ways to respond, reflect, and rejoice along the journey to a finished project. This type of celebration nurtures students, makes them better writers, and helps them recognize that writing is a process filled with notable moments, not simply a result where publication is the only marker of success.
From traveling notebooks to lunch-table writing, from author interviews with a writing partner to silent reflection, from swapping stories around a “campfire” to tweeting favorite lines, Ruth and Christi share dozens of fun and effective ways for you and your students to commemorate their progress as writers. As the authors write, “It’s time to expand the idea of celebration to include the process of writers and the products they create. Let’s build an approach that weaves celebration into the heart of all writers. Be ready to learn to refuel the writers in your classroom, even on the tough days.”
Preview the entire book online now!

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  • 1. Mrs. V  |  October 2nd, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I am so very excited to see this post. I knew the book was coming, but it is great to see that the time is here to be able to actually look through the book. I was also thrilled to hear about Aimee Buckner’s new book. With that one, I didn’t even realize it was coming until I saw the announcement!

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