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July 24, 2014

"THE WRITE WORDS TO READ"

The Institute of Children's Literature
http://www.institutechildrenslit.com


The trick is to pay attention to what you wrote not what you THOUGHT you wrote."
-- David Lubar on fixing mistakes


CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

1. LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? CHECK OUT THE TOPICAL SITE INDEX
2. Online in Rx
3. MARKET NEWS
4. COOL SITE
5. REMINDERS


Hello Students!

Check out the STUDENT CENTER
You can access it from the left side navigation links from all over the site now -- No more disappearing Student Center! Plus, it's been updated and packed with new goodies. All students from any of the classes from the Institute can use their student ID number to access the Student Center.
This gives you access to

If you're a student and you haven't checked out this terrific resource -- check in today!



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1. LOOKING FOR SOMETHING?
A Full Site Topical Index
http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws01/webindex.shtml

Are you interested in knowing more about "educational markets?" How about "historical fiction?"
There is a perfect topic for everyone and all of the Rx content is listed -- all the articles, all the guest chat transcripts, all the topical open forums. Check it OUT.





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2. In Rx
"Beginning Readers"
http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/nsanders2013.shtml
A terrific chat with Nancy Sanders, filled with practical advice on writing beginning readers.



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3. Presses, Prizes and other writing opportunities
http://www.aerogrammestudio.com/2014/07/15/opportunities-writers-august-september-2014/
This blog post is jammed with opportunities for writers, including some aimed just as children's writers.


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4.Fixing the Inevitable Mistakes

http://www.katemessner.com/teachers-write-72114-mini-lesson-monday/
Great Mini Lesson from one of my favorites, David Lubar. And after you're done reading David's post, check out the rest of Kate's blog, it's stellar.

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5. REMINDERS

Our WRITER'S RETREAT, ICL's discussion board is up and available at http://institutechildrenslit.net/index.php. For tips on using the discussion board, check out "Using the New Writer's Retreat."

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