Be An Author Month happens in March every year, and it’s a celebration of writing! Turn your students into authors and see them develop literacy skills that will serve them in any subject.
We are all authors. But maybe you have students who don't think they can write. Maybe your district has a problem with literacy scores, and is looking for a solution.
This month is all about addressing that. Let's make writing the focus this month, across the curriculum. Turn students into authors and see how by creating and sharing digital books, magic can happen:
- Engagement in class sky-rockets 🚀
- Reading and writing levels soar 📕
- The whole school benefits 🌈
I had so much fun showing Mrs. Forbes the @BookCreatorApp for her upcoming poetry unit. She was so excited to get started, we let kids explore that day. Students loved that they would become ebook authors. #BeAnAuthor #CCISD1to1 @ClearCreekISD @ccisdtech pic.twitter.com/Z2rfmBfn50
— Melissa Chambers (@MelissaCLTC) March 9, 2022
But writing is just for English lessons, right?
You may already think that writing is all about English Language Arts, and if you’re, say, a math teacher you may have switched off already. It’s true, Book Creator does support the 5 core facets of literacy - reading, writing, speaking, listening and vocabulary, but that doesn’t mean writing a book is only something you do in ELA!
A book is a fantastic way to demonstrate understanding in any subject area. It's also a familiar concept that kids of all ages will understand and be enthusiastic about.
If you’re still not convinced, check out some of the ideas in the books below, or check out our resources hub spanning the curriculum.
Be An Author Month
Be An Author Month launched in 2022 and we aim to establish it as an annual event that gets bigger each year. There is so much going on in March that it makes sense to theme it around literacy, and writing in particular. There is Read Across America Day, World Storytelling Day, and World Poetry Day to name just a few special occasions in March.
We're here to help you make the most of these opportunities with lesson ideas, resources, templates and more that you can give to your teachers. We'll be sharing examples from multiple schools to inspire you - like the district that got 56,000 students to write 408,000 books since they started using Book Creator!
Watch the kickoff webinar
On Thursday 23rd we had a kickoff webinar to introduce some of the key concepts, ideas and resources that we've put together to build Be An Author Month. Watch the webinar below.
Other things to look out for:
- A reading pack to help you with Read Across America Week.
- A writing pack (including a new daily writing prompt template book we've been working on).
- Ways to celebrate student writing.
- Multiple webinars focusing on Writer's Workshops, support for Technology Instructors, the district that got students writing - 408,000 books (and counting!), and a special webinar looking at the effect ChatGPT is having on writing in schools.
- PLUS - we have a special competition to announce at the end of the month!
Dan Kemp is the Marketing Director and has been working here since 2013. One of Dan’s favourite jobs is hearing the stories of how Book Creator is used to bring joy to classrooms all over the world, and he happily retells these stories on these pages!