Now that’s a Story: Learn from a 1st Grade Writer

The story below is one of my favorites from our 2011 anthology, probably because I envy the author a bit. Click the video below to follow along as Cody reads it, then I’ll tell you why I’m jealous.

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Written for Indiana Partnership for Young Writers

My 5 most frequently used notebook strategies

I recently analyzed my writer’s notebooks and wrote the this article for the Indiana Partnership for Young Writers. It provides a little glimpse into my notebooks (including images of pages!) and the kinds of things I store in there. An excerpt from “Julie’s 5 most frequently used notebook strategies”:

People always ask, “How do you come up with ideas for writing?” So I analyzed my writer’s notebook and identified my most frequently used strategies for recording, nurturing, and thinking about story content. Here’s what I found:

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