Student publishing or student treasures?

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  1. ahodge79

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    Hello,
    Last year I did an awesome book publishing project with my kiddos through Tikatok, but now that program is shut down. I was looking for a new place to publish student works. So far I have found studentpublishing.com and studentreasures.com; both offer FREE student made book publishing.... do you have experience with either of these, what do you recommend? Are there any others I haven't considered yet?

    Thank you!
     
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  3. Missy

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    I believe it is student treasures that my class did last year. I see you teach first grade; in the program we did at least first and second and maybe even third only got one free book per class. In fourth and fifth each student got a copy of their book. I guess the theory was primary classes would write a class book or each kid would contribute a page, while in the upper grades each kid wrote the entire book.

    Our principal wanted us to do it again this year, but the staff was not interested. It took a lot of time, for not enough results, in our opinion.
     
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    I've used the treasures company. I liked it for my fourth graders since they worked on an individual book but didn't like it for second grade with the class book.
     
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    I use student treasures with my preschoolers every year for the past 7 years. It is a lot of work to create the book but my students are so proud to be published. Their customer service is wonderful and very helpful.
     
  6. Ms_C

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    I'm looking at using Studentpublishing.com with my 7th graders for our unit on personal essays or personal narratives. I like the fact that each of my classes can work together to create one class book filled with their stories.
     
  7. alilisa

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    I have used student treasures for the last 5 years. This year I am in charge for the school! :eek:

    I really like it, but you only get a class book for grades K-3 and you can either do individual or classbooks in grades 4 on up!

    The parents are really impressed with the final product and the kids learn about the writing process and book making process!
     
  8. ahodge79

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    So you can't choose to do individual books for the lower grades? I don't think that will work. It's definately a lot of work, but I was really happy with the pride the students had and excitement for reading.

    Are there any other book publishing sites out there?
     
  9. alilisa

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    You can do it for the younger grades, but you will have to claim them as 4th graders! I am helping one of our schools do that. They wanted to make individual books, but were not 4th graders. So we just went around the system a little! :) Hope that helps!
     

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