St. Philip’s students turn writings into published works
St. Philip’s 4th and 6th grade students have recently become published authors of their own original short stories and poetry, announced the school. Pictured are 4th graders Corey Bunton, Nathaniel Johnson, Lucas Olivares and Trey Lovato.
St. Philip’s 4th and 6th grade students have recently become published authors of their own original short stories and poetry, announced the school. Pictured above are 6th graders Danae Moreno, Caleb Abel, Caleb Bozant and Alton Hensch and bottom photo from left.
BEEVILLE – St. Philip’s Episcopal School 4th- and 6th-grade ELA classes had books published this year. The 4th-grade book was titled Come Read with Us, and the 6th-grade book was titled Our Collection of Writings.
The students began the project last September after receiving information from Student Treasures, the company which published the books.
Each book contains a collection of writings from each of the students, including poetry, narrative writings, expository writings and free writes. The students were also their own illustrators.
Each writing followed the writing process from brainstorming through to editing. They also focused on point of view and staying with the correct tense.
The students became aware of the lengthy process that is involved with the publishing of writings and developed a greater sense of appreciation for writers and their books. The 4th-grade students are already planning for next year, says teacher Cathy Jerkins.