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Published Poets at Western Union Elementary School
Four students, CJ Jeffcoat, Brody Helms, Brianna Kainer, and Savannah McManus, in Mrs. Bittnerâ€™s fifth grade class at Western Union Elementary School are going to be published authors. Last fall, students in Mrs. Bittnerâ€™s class were given the opportunity to write a poem that would be submitted for consideration to be published in a book.
Students who were interested had to plan, draft, revise, edit, and create a final copy of their poem. In November, the poems were submitted to Anthology of Poetry for Young Americans. Recently, four students in Mrs. Bittnerâ€™s class were notified that their poems were selected for publication.
According to Anthology of Poetry, approximately 55% of the poems submitted by students are selected for publication.
The anticipated release date for the book in which the studentâ€™s poems will be published is August 2011.
Written by: Mrs. J Bittner
Posted: Mar 14, 2011 by Carrie Johnson