Along with writing as a hobby, I have also written numerous press releases for publication. Many were published in local newspapers and magazines. I have kept scrapbooks for many of the publications. Mistakenly, I did not keep the mommy column pieces that I wrote for the Chapel Hills News & Views Magazine. I regret it, because I felt pretty good about those. They were also more personal compared to the press releases.
However, press releases serve as an excellent example of concise writing with strong leads. Also, it can be persuasive and serve as a non-fiction/informational style of writing. My hope is to include some of those into my blog as well so that I can use them in my teaching.
These posts may be exhaustive to you as a reader, but maybe they will give you some inspiration and thought to how English teachers can demonstrate our own writing to authenticate the instruction for our students.
Monday, July 1, 2013
Side Note: Published Works
I'm a passionate middle grades teacher, and currently teaching 5th grade, I love all content areas because I enjoy learning, but my heart lies in ELA/Reading. I began this blog as a reflection tool, but my hope is that others might learn from my insights. Always know that with education, there will be different viewpoints. I may be passionate about my viewpoint, but I'd also love to know yours, too! Thank you for visiting, and wishing you all the best in your educational quest for ideas.