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Description of how PTO can make money operating Write On! Writing Camps

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Write On! Bookmaking Camp Fundraiser for Schools! 1 © 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC PTO operates a 6-hour writing camp where children write and illustrate a hardbound book of their own! The PTO can make as much as $1000 or more for a 6 hour class!

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© 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC 2 History Write On! Publishing was designed by Heather Glass, a certified teacher who discovered student interest in writing skyrocketed as soon as they found out the end result of their efforts was going to be a hardbound book. Heather created a program through a nonprofit offering affordable writing camps where students would write and illustrate books. The curriculum she developed had to fit the criteria of being enjoyable and easy-to-follow for the teachers and students. She has had nearly 5000 books written by students using the Write On! writing program and has been teaching students to write and illustrate books for 23 years. Classroom presentation in 2000

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© 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC 3 Advantages to PTO operating a Write On! Writing Camp! It can be profitable with student fee for the writing camp as well as ordering extra books and Power Points from their book It provides a service to the school that improves students skills’ and interest in writing It provides a leadership opportunity for parents to work directly with students Parents greatly enjoy the experience and feel a sense of accomplishment operating a camp It helps parents have a deeper understanding of their own children’s writing experiences

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Camp Goal Write On! Day Camp’s purpose is to provide 3rd-6th grade children with the materials and knowledge to become independent book writers at home as well as writing , illustrating and publishing a prized hardbound book of their own . 4 © 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC

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© 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC 5 Camp Duration The camp takes seven hours (6 with students + 1 for preparing and organizing) and can be divided into two weekend days, one full day or multiple days after school. Camp dates are decided by the parents operating the camp and can be held on a Saturday, after school, during a holiday break, or in the summer.

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© 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC 6 PTO Instructor/s Qualifications Must be a parent in the participating school Have access to market the program to teachers, students, and fellow parents in the school Must have permission to use the school’s computer lab

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© 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC 7 Camp Details For the first three hours, students meet in the computer lab. They are sent to user-friendly Internet software called Write On! Book Creator (Writeonfun.com) where they will be typing their stories as they follow a step-by-step Power Point providing specific instructions and examples. The Power Point is the teacher’s lesson plan as all he/she has to do is follow it. After students write their stories, they then follow a Power Point guiding them through the illustration process.

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PTO Instructor/s Responsibilities Market the program to 3rd-6th grade students Send registration forms and collect checks for the writing camp Supply students with pencils, crayons and colored pencils for illustrating Teach the class Scan students’ illustrations and upload them into the software (parent volunteer or techie students love taking on this task) Take photos of students and have them upload them into their story ( optional as students can do this online at home) Edit students’ stories Be prepared with a stapler, glue stick and cutting board to assemble books 8 © 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC

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© 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC 9 PTO Costs Write On! Publishing Charges $10 per student kit which includes a Write On! Guidebook and Sharpie for each student, book assembly materials, a PDF file of each student’s finished story and book assembly instructions. Also included are the Instructional Power Points which individually are worth $50 a piece. PTO Profits PTO’s can decide how much to charge each student. Some PTO’s offer the class as a service for the students and don’t charge more than the cost of the materials and other schools charge as much as $100 per student under the umbrella of “fundraiser.” The PTO will also hold copyright to the students’ stories so can print extra copies that the parents order. The PTO would be responsible to assemble the books. In the past, individual hardbound books are sold for $8-10 a copy and the softbound are $4. The Power Points also go for $10 each. Schools have made as much as $300 in extra book orders from parents.

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Write On! Publishing Responsibilities Provide the teachers with marketing materials and information about the camp Provide the teacher with Sharpies Provide the teacher with Write On! Guidebooks for each student Print, publish, bind and send hardbound books back to the teacher to distribute to students © 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC 10

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© 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC 11 Number of Necessary PTO Volunteers PTO parents operating the camp can have as many students as the computer lab will hold. The more students, the more parent/teen helpers will be necessary to help children with writing, editing and illustrating. A parent can handle 8-10 students independently. After that, it is highly recommended to have helpers. Ideally, one parent to five students.

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Student Write On! Guidebook Students receive a 25-page Write On! Guidebook which includes descriptive writing activities, instructions for five different stories with color picture examples and step-by-step instructions, colored illustration technique samples, along with a variety of other writing-related information. Participating students can also publish three more stories with the Write On! Book Creator software at no extra costs. This is a free service provided by Write On! Publishing. ($60 value) 12 © 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC

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The Write On! Guidebook Samples This is a sample of Illustration t echniques and one of the story examples 13 © 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC

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Finished Book Sample The stories are designed with a title page, author page, dedication page, six text pages and six illustration pages as in the samples below. Hardbound Cover Author and Dedication Illustration Text Illustration Text Illustration Text The book can also be assembled as a soft copy © 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC

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© 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC 15 Power Point Samples Using the Power Point as a guide helps students smoothly complete writing and illustrating their books in the confines six hours. A brief outline and samples from the Power Point are as follows:

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Students first learn some writing techniques that will help them write more descriptively. 16 © 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC

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© 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC 17 Before writing, students are provided with a handout to use for writing subjects and ideas.

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Students are read two different sample stories like the one they will be writing during the day camp. The type of story in this day camp is a “Point of View” story. 18 © 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC

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Specific instructions help students organize each page. The first page is the introduction, the following four pages are the details and the last page is a conclusion. Teachers are required to check each stage of students writing to make sure it is following the current step. If this is not monitored, students’ stories will wander. Part of the flyer says that students will learn to organize their writing so this is a possible expectation parents will have when reading their children’s stories. You can get help from stronger writers, parents, or teen volunteers to help check each phase of the students’ writing. 19 © 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC

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Illustration Techniques Students also learn illustration techniques that help with not only good illustrations, but also creative drawing ideas. 20 © 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC

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Another sample to teach students illustration techniques. 21 © 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC

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Illustration Process Just as the writing process, students are walked through each page of the illustration process. Again, if this is not monitored, students will quickly fall into patterns of drawing too small, not using enough color, pushing too hard with their pencil, and creating pictures that look too similar to the next. 22 © 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC

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Students illustrate the six pages of their story. Your job is to scan these and upload them into each student’s story. Or we can do it but it dips in to PTO profits $2 per child. (Many computer-oriented students can easily scan and upload students’ stories in a short amount of time) 23 © 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC

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© 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC 24 How do you start? First, you order the instruction and sample book. We then send you an actual sample book to show the students what a finished book looks like as well as email you a flyer about the camp which you will individualize as in the yellow highlights below. We will send a hard copy sample book for you to show the students

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© 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC 25 Recruiting Your Writers As on the previous slide, you will be provided with the necessary information to recruit your writers. You will do your own marketing. The best way to recruit your students is to give a quick 2 minute presentation directly to individual 3 rd -6 th grade classes. If you just send out flyers or have the teachers tell their students, they will not sign up. The students have to actually see the books they will be making. Interested students are going to get their parents to sign them up.

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© 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC 26 Once students have signed up, order your materials from the order page. We will send you the Power Points for the writing and the illustration lessons, Sharpies and Write On! Guidebooks for each student. After you complete the class, you will print, bind, and assemble student’s books. For an extra $3 per student, you can have Power Point presentations sent of each student’s story. With the Power Points you can then have an author presentation where each student shares his/her book.

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© 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC 27 Book Cover Set includes the cover itself, the cardboard pieces and the white inside cover Write On! Student guidebook as well as a Sharpie for each student. Materials You Receive Once you let us know how many kits you need, we will send you the following materials for each student. Instructions and emailed Power Point presentation C over Cardboard pieces Inside cover

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© 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC 28 PDF file of each student’s story PDF file of each student’s book cover. After the Camp is Finished After the students have finished their stories and illustrations, we will send you a PDF file with each student’s template and a document with covers for each story. Book covers are cut out and placed on the cover of the book

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© 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC 29 Extra Book Orders and Power Points Many times, parents will order extra books and Power Point presentations. We charge PTO $3 for each Power Point but you might charge parents $10. Once you get book orders from parents, you can order extra Book Cover Sets from us at $1 a piece. You will already have the students’ stories and book cover PDF files so the extra copies will cost you $1 to make plus your ink printing cost to print the book covers and stories. You can sell the hardbound books for $8 to $10. Soft bound copies are easy to make. You just print the story, cut it into 4ths, stack the pages, staple and fold it. Those usually sell for $4. You even have the copyright to the students' stories to sell to parents. Maybe a parent wants to print 50 copies, so they would buy their child’s original story file itself for $10 and assemble themselves. Sample of a student’s story Power Point slide

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© 3013 Publishing Young Authors LLC 30 Contact Information Heather Glass Publishing Young Authors publishingyoungauthors@live.com 208.344.7103 Students illustrating pictures for their stories

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