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Raising the Stakes on Young Writers by Brian Kelley

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congratulations to you

Nerdy Book Club

Towards the end of last school year, I revisited an idea for a collaborative student novel when I received a serendipitous email from Opera Philadelphia. They offered schools free tickets for the 2015 season. All we needed was transportation and some context.

I wondered if this year’s students could reimagine an opera as a middle grade novel.

After exploring the costs of paying for professional editing services, I chose CreateSpace because of the menu of options regarding editing and design services. Additionally, by going through CreateSpace I knew we could publish our classroom novel on Amazon.

In August I had an even one-hundred students in my class. I calculated out the cost of editing and designing a 25,000 word novel–just over $2,100. I sought funding from our student council.

In my formal proposal, I established that each student in my class would write a 250-word section of the novel as…

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Baby love

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your baby is beautiful and i think tat from reading your blogs that you are a wonderful parent and that you child is lucky to have you as a parent

write meg!

Ollie and me

Hi! I miss you guys. I miss this space. I miss shaping my disjointed thoughts into some sort of order, but . . . well. With a 6-week-old, I am more exhausted than I ever thought possible. My mom once told me that, reflecting back on my own newborn days, she couldn’t believe she could be so tired and still physically standing.

But Mr. Ollie is napping after his 6 a.m. feeding. I had the option of returning to the couch to try and catch a little more shut-eye, too, or popping on here to check in . . . and I chose you, friends. Anyone who has spent time caring for a newborn understands my grand gesture, right?

Oliver has been home for three weeks today. By the weekend, he will have been with us longer than he was in the hospital, which feels like a major milestone…

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what are you doing today

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Today I Destiny Sanders am watching SELMA this movie is awesome and right now I am planning what l’m going to do after prom and after graduation. I just can’t decide. You’ll think a 8th grader wouldn’t have to deal with this kind of problems ,but we do,

MY QUESTION TO YOU IS WHEN YOU WERE IN THE 8TH GRAD OR IF YOUR IN THE 8TH DID YOU OR DO YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS KIND OF PROBLEM. PLEASE COMMENT