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Please Write in This Book When a teacher leaves a blank book in the Writer s Corner for her students to find with the instructions Please Write in this Book she hopes it will encourage her students to talk to one another in

  • Title: Please Write in This Book
  • Author: Mary Amato
  • ISBN: 9780823419326
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When a teacher leaves a blank book in the Writer s Corner for her students to find, with the instructions Please Write in this Book, she hopes it will encourage her students to talk to one another in its pages They do, and the result is an epic classroom battle.

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    • Please Write in This Book By Mary Amato
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      I write fiction for young adults and children and enjoy connecting with my readers through Skype and school visits I also write for adults songs, plays, poems, and essays I teach privately via Skype and in person.

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    1. "Hello boys and girls, You have found this book! I hid it in the writer’s corner, hoping you would. During center time, you can choose to come to the writer’s corner and write in this journal. Write about anything you want. Leave it for other students to find and write in, too. I want you to “talk” to one another in these pages."And that’s just what the students in this class do…Please write in this Book had me laughing out loud. These characters seemed so real, I almost imagined my [...]



    2. A teacher leaves a book with instructions for the students to write in it. A boy and girl have a disagreement and concerning what is appropriate and the results bring an ultimatum from the teacher or the book will be taken away.


    3. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO funny! A favorite of mine with Fish in a Tree, Out of my Mind, a Mango Shaped Space, and Strawberry Hill.



    4. A teacher leaves a notebook in the Writer's Corner in her classroom and encourages anyone who finds it to write about whatever they want. The only problem is the entries start to get mean.




    5. Ms. Wurtz decides to encourage creative expression and dialouge between her second graders by leaving a blank notebook in her classroom's "Writer's Corner" so that students will. She does in hope that students "talk to each other." The only stipulations are to "have fun" and "sign your name," and she promises not to read it until the end of the month. The children waste no time to begin to fearless express themselves as only 8 year olds can. As the boys' bathroom humor escalates against the girl [...]


    6. LPLD 3rd grade book talkAt the beginning of the school year, Ms. Wurtz hides a blank notebook in the Writing Corner, with the following note in the front: “Hello Boys and Girls, You have found this book! I hid it in the Writer’s Corner, hoping you would. During center Time, you can choose to come to the Writer’s Corner and write in this journal. Write about anything you want. Leave it for other students to find and write in, too. I want you to “talk” to one another in these pages. I wi [...]


    7. Category: easy readerAuthor: Mary AmatoIllustrator: Eric BraceTitle: Please Write in This BookPublisher: 2006 by Holiday House ISBN: 0823419320 (ISBN13: 9780823419326)Genre: fictionReading level: grade 2/3 and upOn her first day of school, Lizzie discovers that Mrs. Wurtz has left a special notebook in the Writing Corner. A note on the first page explains that the purpose of the notebook is to become the class journal where students can write about anything they want to share with each other. As [...]


    8. I hoped this book was similar to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries, and the like. As a librarian, reader's advisory is a large part of my job and I'm constantly looking for related titles. I like that this book had different characters, and each character had a unique writing style (both in diction and handwriting), but on the whole, I found it to be a repetitive story. Ms. Wurtz leaves behind a blank journal for her class to use in their Writing Corner. One by one, students find the book and b [...]


    9. Ms. Wurtz leaves a secret notebook in the writing center for students to find and write in. There are only two rules: 1 - have fun, 2 - sign your name, so everyone knows who you are. So begins the "conversation" between a class of writers. Lizzy, a bit on the bossy side; Luke, the fiction writer with a bit of a mean streak (or is he being friendly?); Yoshi, who just wants people to be nice to each other; Milton, who only wants to see facts written; Carmen, who worries constantly about what the t [...]


    10. This was a funny and sweet story about a group of students who work out some of their differences by writing in a class journal. I loved the characters: Lizzy the bossy poet, Luke the class clown, Milton the nerdy peace-maker and especially Keesha who loves horses. As a teacher that gets to see kids interacting on a regular basis, I loved this book. The sense of humor, the petty fights, the wonderful imagination of upper elementary kids is all there in spades. I think kids will love this book an [...]


    11. I hoped this book was similar to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries, and the like. As a librarian, reader's advisory is a large part of my job; I'm always looked for read-alikes.I like that the book had different characters, and each of them had a unique writing style, both in diction and handwriting. On the whole, I found it to be repetitive. Ms. Wurtz leaves behind a blank journal for her class to use in their Writing Corner. One by one, students find the book and begin writing messages back a [...]


    12. Part of the 2011-2012 Maud Hart Lovelace reading list - If you liked Sloppy Copy Slip Up or The Adventures of Ron Faster at the Harvey N. Trouble School, this might be the book for you. Could be a good book for young readers who like humorous stories or as a class read-aloud to promote creative writing.Additional notes - I do have a few concerns about some of the things students wrote in the notebook. They could be construed as bullying. Even when the teacher had a fair idea about what was happe [...]


    13. The premise is that a teacher places a blank book in the writing center and everyone secretly (in class) is supposed to add to it, back and forth, throughout the month. I thought it was going to be such fun to see what the kids wrote. Then the teacher said she would read at the end of the month. It is straight 3rd grade stuff, but jokes about worms and stuff up the nose and falling on one's buttocks (ha ha) get stale over and over. I skimmed because there is also name-calling and making fun, whi [...]


    14. A teacher leaves a journal in the Writer's Corner of her classroom with a few simple rules- write in the book, have fun, and sign your name. What begins as an attempt to get the students writing freely turns into a classroom battle. Students compete for time with the book, the boys try to shock the girls with their "potty" mouths, and, then, someone kidnaps it. One student's suggestion turns a hurtful experience into an activity in unity. It's worth spending the few hours it takes to read it.


    15. This book is about a teacher who hides a blank book in the class writing center for the students to write in. She says that she will check the book once a month and they can write what they want. The kids in this book are pretty mean to each other. It's great that they learn to work together in the end, but I just didn't like it. I felt that the teacher should have been reading the notebook all along, not waiting a whole month. I also didn't feel that it seemed like the teacher was taking the bu [...]


    16. This is a book for kids who like funny pictures mixed in with the text.I laughed throughout the book and it was on the 2008 SRP list for kids grades 3-6.The teacher tries to promote writing in her classroom by creating a "writing corner" where the kids can write in a book that the teacher will not read. This is the start of an hilarious by-play of words with pictures between the kids of the classviewed by Dori


    17. I enjoyed this quick read written for elementary school students. It reminded me of Diary of a Wimpy Kid for younger students. The story focuses on a class taking turns writing in a journal. What starts as mean things being written about each other evolves into a collaborative creative writing exercise. By the end of the story classmates were beginning to understand each other and had learned to allow for different interests and personalities.


    18. I first was a little turned off when I realized the whole project was adult initiated. Books are so much stronger when the children initiated it. Then I felt that it glorified bullying in a way. This is the same type of bullying that is very prevalent online. I realize that it all got resolved at the end, but I just didn't think the book was funny. My search for chapter books for 3rd-5th grade continues.


    19. I like this book because it was hilarious. The part when Milton says he likes roving robots and Luke says, "How about you put a roving robot up your honker" (nose), was especially funny. I also laughed at Keesha, who loves horses, when she said she wants to be a horse when she grows up. This book was basically about a class who got a journal from their teacher and they could write letters to each other. They were supposed to have fun and sign their names at the end of their letter.


    20. Great idea for a teacher to place a blank notebook in the writing center/library area and get the students communicating with each other. In this story, the class was hilariously teasing each other throughout the month. Though, they realized that they went too far but they came up with a good plan. What did the class do? How do you think the teacher responded to the notebook? Read this book to find out.


    21. RL 480. A teacher leaves a blank book in her classroom's writing corner for her students to play with. There are only two rules: don't tell anyone about the notebook (let them discover it) and to sign your name to your writing.What follows is a flurry of stories, poems and pictures as the students try to figure out their teacher's intentions. A good book for children that enjoy diaries and the Amelia's Notebook series by Moss. Light read for grades 2-3.


    22. Age range: 9-12Number of pages: 97This is a chapter book that might be more appropriate for older grades, but could be used as a read-aloud for younger grades. It is a cute book that shows what happened when a teacher left a blank notebook out in the reading corner with the directions, "Please write in this book." This book would be good for talking about journal entries, but would still be appropriate to show informal letter writing.


    23. A teacher gives kids a blank book to write in during center time. At first the kids use it to write nasty things to each other, but after things get out of hand they decide to write a collaborative story. Very gender stereotyped book--girls like horses and tutus, boys like snot and butt jokes and never the twain shall meet.


    24. This book is fun each students write what they want and what happend at school each day.A lot of fun is in this book, girls hid in the girls bathroom the book because they think boys write mean things about girla specialy of Lizzy and Yoshi but the boys found the book and hided in boys bathroom.But at the hed everybody was happy.


    25. Mrs. Wurtz sets up a journal in her class's writing center for her students to find and write inwhat happens is a lesson in teasing, forgiveness, and learning to work together!If you've ever had a diary or passed notes in school, this book will bring back memories! The drawings make this book so real, which is probably why kids relate to it so well.


    26. I didn't like how most of this book was the students calling each other names and fighting. Not only does it set a bad example but it's also just uninteresting to read. I can't imagine kids getting very excited about this book. It doesn't have any of the charm of the Wimpy Kid books which I'm sure it was modeled after.


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