Becoming #ProudAuthors Made Easy in Any Learning Environment!

With learning taking on so many forms this year we’re here to help you make the most of your publishing project no matter what your classroom environment looks like. Keep reading to find more about our FREE online or paper classbook kits and resources for distance, in-person and hybrid school models. Check out our options for homeschools looking for a way to publish their child’s work too.

Distance

Guide your students through their writing journey by having them write, illustrate and edit book pages online. Choosing online publishing is a great way for your students to work on their project from anywhere and get them excited about writing. Click this box to learn more!

In-Person

Your in-person classroom may look a little different this year but that doesn’t mean that fun writing projects have to, too! Publishing a classbook is a great way for your students to collaborate with one another and build their confidence as writers. Click this box to learn more about our FREE classbook kits!

Hybrid

The hybrid school is when students mix traditional school attendance with home instruction. Publishing a professionally bound classbook together as a team, no matter where your students are learning, will get them excited about writing and help every one feel more connected to each other. Click this box to learn more about FREE classbook kit options for hybrid classrooms.

Toolkit

Our toolkit is helpful for executing your classbook project in any setting. With fully designed lesson plans that work alongside your FREE publishing kit. Our toolkit will help you stay organized and provide inspiration to help create an awesome project for your students. It’s the perfect resource for guiding your class through the creation of your classbook!

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Toolkit

Publishing Together While Distance Learning

Distance learning is arguably one of the most difficult environments for student engagement. When many talk about distance learning vs. online learning or distance learning vs. hybrid learning they seem to forget that the kinds of distance learning look different for every classroom and these differences require custom strategies and options for projects. You may have virtual calls with your students regularly to check in on them, you may have them communicate with each other via email or chat and you may simply assign work and have them reach out to you with questions.

There is no official rule book for how to keep distance learning students engaged and there isn’t a ton of guidance on how to successfully execute distance learning so, what do you do?

The key to keeping distance students engaged is to choose fun projects that your students can get excited about while they are learning from home like publishing a book with their class!

Studentreasures offers online publishing through Scripsi, a free online book publishing program. Your students can write, illustrate and edit their book pages online and become more confident writers!

Make sure that you share this comprehensive all-in-one guide with your students and their parents to ensure that they understand the online publishing process.

Publish a Class Online While Distance Learning

 

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  • Make sure expectations are clear and that students understand how to use the publishing software.
  • Give your students creative freedom (if online publishing, there are different fonts and colors that can be utilized, also!)
  • Give them writing checklists to keep things organized and on track
  • Be a part of the brainstorming process.
  • Celebrate their success in becoming a published author!
  • Meet with your student and have them read their book pages to you or schedule a whole-class video call so the students can share their work!

Are Physical Pen and Paper More Your Style? 

 

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If you prefer that your students physically write their classbook pages, paper kits are great for distributing your book pages to students during packet pickups

As your students are working on their pages remotely, don’t forget to check in with them to assess their progress and check their work. Check out more writing tips like these!

Classbook Publishing for In-Person

If your class is in-person, your students have the benefit of collaborating with you and their classmates every day. This means that you have the opportunity to choose lesson plans and projects like creating a published classbook that nurture this collaboration and build skills that your students will use for the rest of their lives!

Publishing a book together, no matter where a class is learning, gets your students inspired to write and create some of their best work - this is especially true for in-person classrooms.

There is something truly special about seeing your students’ faces light up when they receive their published classbooks. This type of project is something that they will treasure in their memory forever.  

Publishing In-Person Made Easy

Paper kits are great for in-person learning and the physical pages can be easily distributed in class.

 Bonus! We make publishing on paper a breeze with templates from our Template Library. Simply choose a template you like and print directly onto your kit. To use templates choose one of our blank kits (options B & D). Don’t forget you’ll still need to design your Cover, Title, Dedication and ‘About The Authors’ page!

 

Publishing in Three Steps

  1. Choose your publishing date and order your free publishing kit. Reserve your date and order your kit today!
  2. Fill the pages with your students’ fantastic writing and illustrations.
  3. Submit your kit for publishing. You’ll receive a FREE, deluxe hardcover copy of your book and parents will have the option to purchase copies too!

Tips for Paper Kit Publishing

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  • Use washable markers to create big, colorful pictures, and use black ink for your hand-written stories.
  • No crayons or colored pencils, please!
  • Mess up? No worries! Replacement pages are included in our Resource Center where you can print as many copies as you need.
  • Check out the rest of our writing, editing and illustrating tips to create the best book possible.
  • If you get stuck, start-to-finish support is available.

Hybrid Classbook Publishing to Increase Student Engagement and Connection

It’s one thing to get your students’ attention, but to truly engage them? That’s when the real magic happens. Choosing highly engaging and exciting projects like creating a classbook teaches your students about the writing process with a rewarding end result that is both affirming and inspiring.

Your students’ faces will light up as they become published authors and create a professionally bound book just like the ones they would find in the library. As your class works on their books, you will also see them build connections with one another. Connections that can be challenging to establish when learning happens on rotating days or when half of the class is remote and the other half is in-person.

Options for Creating Your Classbook

We have two great free classbook options for hybrid classrooms so you can choose which will work best for your students! 

Physical Paper Kits

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If you are a fan of physical writing and feel that your students will benefit from manually writing instead of typing. Paper kits are great for in-person learning but can also be easily used at home as the physical pages can be easily distributed during packet pickups.

If you do decide to go with paper kits and want to send them home with your class, here are helpful guides for students and parents to help them understand the process.

If you are working on your classbooks exclusively in the classroom, check out our writing, editing and illustrating tips to create the best book possible!

Online Classbook Publishing

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Want to go the digital route? Maybe it makes more sense for your class to collaborate and create book pages online. Well, we have a solution for you! Studentreasures offers online classbook publishing through Scripsi, a free online book publishing program. Your students can write, illustrate and edit their book pages on Scripsi helping them learn about the writing process and have the reward of seeing their work published! 

We make online publishing easy. All you need to do is sign up and share this all-in-one guide with your students and their parents to ensure that they understand the online publishing process.

Tips for Publishing with your Hybrid Class

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  • Make sure expectations are clear and that students understand how to use the Scripsi software. 
  • Give your students creative freedom (if online publishing, there are different fonts and colors that can be utilized, also!)
  • Give them writing checklists to keep things organized and on track
  • Encourage them to brainstorm with other students (over video or in-person).
  • Celebrate their success in becoming a published author!
    • Schedule a whole-class video call where your in-person students and remote students come together and share their work!

Toolkit to Help You Create Your Classbook

No matter what environment your class is learning in or how you choose to create your classbook, we have tools that can help support you and make publishing a breeze!

Slideshow Lesson Plans and Student Choice Board

The step-by-step Slideshow Lesson Plan takes your class through the writing and publishing process and the Choice Board encourages their best effort all along the way! The best part? It can be used for all learning settings to keep your students on the same page including Google Classroom or PowerPoint.

Fully Designed Lesson Plans and Worksheets

We have a slew of free lesson plans and worksheets that you can download and use right alongside your free publishing kit in any setting. From how-tos to printable checklists, teachers like you have been able to save time while also create awesome projects with their classes.

Tips for Homeschool Book Publishing

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We have publishing options so your child can publish their own book at home! Whether it’s with our FREE download or guided workbook your child can become a published author too. They will be so excited to see a published book that looks just like something they would find in the library on their doorstep!

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