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Monday, May 5

  1. page Bridgette Hoenke's page edited Welcome to Franklin School teacher Bridgette Hoenke’s page for the collaboration of her class with …
    Welcome to Franklin School teacher Bridgette Hoenke’s page for the collaboration of her class with Dorothy Hinshaw Patent using Dorothy’s book “When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature’s Balance in Yellowstone."
    May 5, 2014
    I really enjoyed our last VC together, especially hearing some of what some of you wrote. You've done a great job. I will be interested to learn about your title and your dedication. Here's something I wrote about choosing a dedication:
    Choosing a dedication
    This is really a fun part of being an author! It’s totally up to you how you want to dedicate your book, but here are some ideas.
    If your story is about something you know that a particular person like a friend or your brother is interested in you can dedicate it to that person.
    Did someone really help you a lot in finding your idea or writing your piece?
    Is there someone in your life who is always supportive of what you do?
    Is your story about a “big idea,” for example, about pollution, or saving the forest, or helping clean up the water? Then you can dedicate it to the people who help make these things happen.
    And if you still can’t think of a person, you can dedicate your story to a pet, or to a place, or a group of people, like the other children in your class, or your school.
    I dedicated my book Homesteading to my dad, since he grew up on a homestead. I’ve dedicated several books to the people who are helping nature in some special way. And I dedicated Dogs on Duty to the memory of all the dogs who were my pets.
    It’s really completely up to you!

    April 30, 2014
    Knowing you've all been working hard and finishing up your stories is a great birthday present for me! I'm very proud of you, as I know how hard it can be to work to make your writing the best it can be. Congratulations! And I look forward to our time together this afternoon. I'll talk to you then about titles and dedications and also, after we get together, I'll write something here as well so it's there as part of our history working together.
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Wednesday, April 30

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    Welcome to Franklin School teacher Bridgette Hoenke’s page for the collaboration of her class with Dorothy Hinshaw Patent using Dorothy’s book “When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature’s Balance in Yellowstone."
    April 30, 2014
    Knowing you've all been working hard and finishing up your stories is a great birthday present for me! I'm very proud of you, as I know how hard it can be to work to make your writing the best it can be. Congratulations! And I look forward to our time together this afternoon. I'll talk to you then about titles and dedications and also, after we get together, I'll write something here as well so it's there as part of our history working together.

    April 30, 2014
    We have been working extra hard on our animal articles! We began with research, writing our first draft, editing, and then writing our final copy. Then we practiced drafts for our illustrations and captions before adding those nonfiction text features to our articles. It has been challenging for us at some times. However, this process has been extremely rewarding. We are all proud of our final copies.
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    Along the way, we worked with our partners to develop our animal articles. We had to problem solve, make agreements and compromises with our partners. It was a great experience! Now, our last step is to compile all of our articles into one nonfiction text. As a class, we need to come up with our title and a dedication page.
    Dorothy, how do you come up with titles for your books? What inspires your titles? Also, how do you determine who to dedicate your books to? We look forward to hear your thoughts regarding these questions!
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    March 3, 2014
    I met with the students again last week and enjoyed talking with them. I know you are now starting you stories, and I want to remind you
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    Welcome to Franklin School teacher Bridgette Hoenke’s page for the collaboration of her class with Dorothy Hinshaw Patent using Dorothy’s book “When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature’s Balance in Yellowstone."
    April 30, 2014
    We have been working extra hard on our animal articles! We began with research, writing our first draft, editing, and then writing our final copy. Then we practiced drafts for our illustrations and captions before adding those nonfiction text features to our articles. It has been challenging for us at some times. However, this process has been extremely rewarding. We are all proud of our final copies.
    Along the way, we worked with our partners to develop our animal articles. We had to problem solve, make agreements and compromises with our partners. It was a great experience! Now, our last step is to compile all of our articles into one nonfiction text. As a class, we need to come up with our title and a dedication page.
    Dorothy, how do you come up with titles for your books? What inspires your titles? Also, how do you determine who to dedicate your books to? We look forward to hear your thoughts regarding these questions!

    March 3, 2014
    I met with the students again last week and enjoyed talking with them. I know you are now starting you stories, and I want to remind you
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Sunday, April 6

  1. page Natalie Griffin's Page edited ΩWelcome to Lewis and Clark School teacher Natalie Griffin’s page for the collaboration of her clas…
    ΩWelcome to Lewis and Clark School teacher Natalie Griffin’s page for the collaboration of her class with Dorothy Hinshaw Patent using Dorothy’s book “When the Wolves Returned: Restoring Nature’s Balance in Yellowstone." Entries in purple are from Ms. Griffin. Entries in green are from Dorothy Patent. Entries in blue are from Ms. Anderson, Principal.
    4/6/14
    I am so delighted to see your beautiful books, kids! You worked very hard and I'm sure you are very proud of the results. The things you've learned in this process will stay with you and help you with your writing in the future. Congratulations! And i want you to know that I am proud of you, too!!

    3/26/14
    We have EXCITING news! Our deer and elk books are complete, and they are going to knock your socks off! I am so proud of each of my student's hard work on this project. Their final drafts are truly works of art, and we owe so much of our success to you, Dorothy! Many of my kiddos books, as you will see were dedicated to YOU!
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