Fourth Grade Students Become Published Authors, Writing and Illustrating Their Own Books

Published 6:30 pm Saturday, March 11, 2023

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Franklinton, La, — The fourth grade class at Bowling Green School has announced that its 33 students have become published authors through a national student publishing program. As part of the publishing process, students in the class planned, wrote and illustrated their own books using a free publishing kit provided by Studentreasures Publishing.  The topic of their books was friendship.

The students have been working hard on their books for several  weeks, and recently received the bound copies of their books from the publisher. The idea for their book started when students began work on five paragraph essays on the qualities of a good friend. From there, they worked through the steps in the writing process until they were eventually ready to publish their book. All materials were sent off to the publisher, and students had their finished books in hand within twenty days. A book signing is being planned to celebrate.

The Studentreasures publishing program provides teachers an easy way to incorporate any lesson plan – from math and science to history, art, and more – into a fun and memorable activity. Publishing a book in the classroom engages students through hands-on learning and inspires a love of reading and writing.

The best part? A classroom full of proud, smiling young authors, with a memory that lasts a lifetime, plus, a full-color, deluxe hardcover book for the teacher or school. The students’ parents also have an option to purchase copies of these unique, childhood keepsakes.