Best of: Publishing Parties: A Critical Part of Your Writing Unit (That is Often Overlooked) - EB Academics

Best of: Publishing Parties: A Critical Part of Your Writing Unit (That is Often Overlooked)

In today’s episode, we revisit a favorite topic: using Publishing Parties in your ELA classroom! Listen in to hear why publishing parties are a critical part of any writing unit. We will discuss various ideas for hosting publishing parties and how they can create an authentic audience for student work. Publishing parties can be a fun way for students to showcase their writing and feel pride in the work they’ve completed. 

Tune in now to hear:

[00:02] Listen in as Calitin and Jessica discuss the value of using publishing parties in middle school ELA classrooms.

[05:59]  Listeners will hear tips and tricks for setting these parties up in their classrooms, how to prepare students, and how to create a fun celebration and experience for sharing writing.

[07:29] Caitlin and Jessica encourage teachers to invite administrators, fellow teachers, staff, and parents to join in on the fun of publishing parties to read students’ writing.

[10:56] When students write with a purpose and for an audience, it creates an authentic experience for them, making the task of writing more meaningful and enjoyable.

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Then, pick the date you’re going to teach it in your classroom, and sit back while you watch as your students show up to your classroom pumped about what the day holds…and gush about your class to their parents on the car ride home!

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