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Page history last edited by Carol Baldwin 6 years, 1 month ago

Welcome to the "Writing for Children" Wiki!


This will be the place where you will find handouts for the class and internet resources. It is also the main way in which we will communicate with one another; every time anyone posts to this wiki we all receive email notifications.  This workspace is also where you will share your writing as well as give and receive critiques.


 Meanwhile, if you are not familiar with a wiki, please view this Youtube tutorial:




Please practice navigating around the wiki by creating a bio page and inserting it in the "Class Biographies" folder. Feel free to add a picture if you'd like. This way, we'll all get to start knowing each other before the class begins!


It is also very important that you create a CPCC log in before our first class. To do this:

 GO TO WWW.CPCC.EDU. CHOOSE ONLINE SERVICES. THEN:  CHOOSE CPCC LOGIN TO CREATE OR LOOKUP YOUR STUDENT LOGIN ACCOUNT. Bring this information to class so you can use the computers in the classroom. 


Please navigate to Assignments and read what is there. I'll keep adding information to this page and to the Syllabus page also, as the course proceeds. Please bring a blank notebook to class. 


The following books are recommended reading. None are REQUIRED; all are helpful. 


Teaching the Story: Fiction Writing in Grades 4-8 by Carol Baldwin (I'll bring copies to class for purchase at $20.00. Lots of helpful information on writing fiction. Good for all ages!)


 The Children's Writers Big Book of "How To" By Laura Backes


The Writing & Critique Survival Guide by Becky Levine


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books by Harold Underdown


The Encyclopedia of Writing & Illustrating Children's Books, McCannon, Thornton & Williams


The Newbery and Caldecott Awards: A Guide to the Medal and Honor Books. 


The Way to Write for Children: An Introduction to the Craft of Writing Children's Literature by Joan Aiken


See you soon,





P.S. You'll meet a lot of bloggers on this wiki. One of the best is Janice Hardy. Please read this blog on some of the basics you need to know (or work at knowing) as you learn to be a writer. 



Comments (1)

David Lorenz said

at 10:54 am on Mar 20, 2014

The screen size larger/smaller technique we recently used in class was <Crtl> + <Shift> + plus/minus. Once this combo is pressed, the new size seems to "stick"on all the other screens on a particular website/path. This shortcut applies to Internet browsers only. If you have a more up-to-date operating system such as Windows 7 and higher, then the Windows Key (looks like a flag) + plus/minus also does the trick. VERY useful to remember.

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