For the second year in a row, we had over 500 participants in our Weekly Giveaway!
With our Weekly Giveaways, Special Giveaways, and conference door prizes, we gave away over $10,000 in LINTOR Start-Up Publishing Packages this year.
All of our contest winners are listed below...check out all their great publishing ideas!
Stay tuned for special offers and opportunies to win free materials
in the 2013-14 school year!
September 25, 2012
Anita Spangler, Middlesboro Middle School, KY
Publishing Idea: The middle school students in the 21st. CCLC program will publish
collections of their stories, poems, and recipes.
Debra Edmund, McGill Elementary School, TX
Publishing Idea: My 4th. and 5th. grade students will do a writing/publishing project
with my 1st. and 2nd. grade students.
October 2, 2012
Mary Striejewske, Marvin Moss Elementary School, NV
Publishing Idea: I use the Lintor books every year as an end of the year writing project
to sum up all of our writing strategies.
October 9, 2012
Natalie Murphy, San Felipe Pueblo Elementary School, NM
Publishing Idea: Students in 7th/8th grade science will publish science journals containing
focus questions, data and observations, claims and evidence statements, and conclusions
to document their discoveries for the year.
October 16, 2012
Jessica Picarazzi, Odyssey Afterschool Enrichment Program, TX
Publishing Idea: Odyssey will use the books with our Adopt-a-Grandparent program.
Students will write, publish, and read books with their adopted "grandparents" from a
local nursing home.
October 23, 2012
Joyce Dent Riffe, Narrows Elementary Middle School, VA
Publishing Idea: My second grade students would like to publish an autobiography to present
to their mother on Mother's Day.
October 30, 2012
Linda Richter, Scudder Primary School, TX
Publishing Idea: My first graders will write and illustrate in February for an "Expresso Night"
open house at our school where they present their books to their parents and read it to
them about their first grade journey.
Giving Thanks Giveaway-November/December (a special giveaway to honor a colleague)
Donna McClamroch & Penny Bland, Eminence Independent Schools, KY
Jill Macklin & Susan Chestnut, Centerburg High School, OH
Gail Gauthier & Jean Gordon-Gates, Deerfield Park Elementary School, FL
January 15, 2013
Tommie Roseberry, Lexington Junior High School, OH
Publishing Idea: My English students will put together an autiobiography of their junior high years.
January 22, 2013
Roxana Konsem, Gutierrez Middle School ACE, TX
Publishing Idea: My students will write and illustrate a book that they will read at the local library.
January 29, 2013
Tara Johnson, Narrows Elementary Middle School, VA
Publishing Idea: My fifth graders would love to publish all the essays they have written this year.
February 5, 2013
Donna Wheeler, Kate Bond Elementary School, TN
Publishing Idea: My first graders will publish their animal reports.
February 12, 2013
Special VALENTINES Giveaway (a special giveaway for a special friend)
Darcy Cartmill, Manatee Elementary School, FL and her Valentine
Tom Davison, Lely Elementary School, FL
February 19, 2013
Kirk deCordova, Palmer Middle School & High School, TX
Publishing Idea: My students would make books about famous Americans for our library.
February 26, 2013
Brooke Buresh, Colona Grade School 21st. CCLC, IL
Publishing Idea: The Colona students will be creating their own adventure books. The books
will include pirates, treasure, and much more!
Special "Roaring into March" Publishing Giveaway (a special giveaway for persistence in entering)
Catherine McCabe, Cape View Elementary School, FL
Johnnie Lester, Fennell Elementary School, SC
April 2, 2013
Maggie Kempel, Rockford Public Schools 21st. CCLC, IN
Publishing Idea: We do LEAP into Science with second grade after school students, integrating literacy
with science activities. We publish students' poetry and stories on science topics.
April 9, 2013
Laura Priebe, St. John Lutheran School, IN
Publishing Idea: We will assemble an anthology of student writing in the 3rd. and 4th. grade combined
April 16, 2013
Lisa Linton, A. E. Beach High School, GA
Publishing Idea: A. E. Beach High School is an icon in the community and we are moving into a new school.
The senior class will create a book that will give their personal memories of the school. These books will be
placed in a time capsule at the school.
April 23, 2013
Linda Wright, Carver Middle School, FL
Publishing Idea: My students will make a special Mother's Day book.
April 30, 2013
Christine Smith, Woodlands Middle School, FL
Publishing Idea: After reading The Watsons Go to Birmingham, students will design a pop-up book depicting
their trip and the relevant current events about the Civil Rights Movement.
Week #1-September 13, 2011
Alysha Bryant, Lawton Chiles Elementary School, FL
Publishing Idea: Student Autobiographies
Week #2-September 20, 2011
Cynthia Lange, Glen Oaks Park Elementary School, LA
Publishing Idea: Study Guides for Grade 4 state test
Week #3-September 27, 2011
Stacey Steele, Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County, IN
Publishing Idea: Youth in the Young Writer's Workshop will publish books to be
housed in a special section of their local library set aside just for their books.
Week #4-October 4, 2011
Jill Cox, Ridgely Middle School, MD
Publishing Idea: Grade 6 G/T students will write children's books centered
around a social issue set in a different culture.
Week #5-October 11, 2011
Norma Urban, Lewisville Elementary School, TX
Publishing Idea: Grade 5 bilingual students will write "Expert Books"...
bilingual, detailed non-fiction books with text and photos.
Week #6-October 18, 2011
Joy Deal, Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks & Recreation, GA
Publishing Idea: Afterschool Writing Club
Week #7-October 25, 2011
Lindsey Asbury, Woodland Junior High School, AR
Publishing Idea: Pop-Up Architecture Books
Week #8-November 1, 2011
Jim Ryan, Barberton Middle School, OH
Publishing Idea: Creative Narratives
Week #9-November 8, 2011
Jennifer Laitinen, Roosevelt Elementary School, OR
Publishing Idea: The Fourth and Fifth Graders will write original stories for
their First Grade "Reading Buddies."
Week #10-November 15, 2011 (general drawing)
Amanda Schuler, Waynesville Elementary School, OH
Publishing Idea: The students will each write a creative story to present to family
and friends at Author's Night.
Week #10-November 15, 2011 (holiday drawing)
Barbara Vaughn, Livingston Middle School, TN
Publishing Idea: Students will write Christmas storybooks as gifts for children who
are emergency pull outs into foster care who must leave home with nothing.
Week #11-November 22, 2011 (general drawing)
Donna Henderson, Big Island Elementary School, VA
Publishing Idea: We will offer an author's class after school with visiting authors,
an author's briefcase, and an author's tea.
Week #11-November 22, 2011 (holiday drawing)
Jodi Utley, Brevard County Schools 21st. CCLC, FL
Publishing Idea: The Fourth and Fifth Grade students will write about their holiday
traditions and will read their stories to the younger children.
Week #12-November 29, 2011
Jennifer Perry, Independence High School, AZ
Publishing Idea: The special education students will publish "About Me" books
to enhance literacy and self-advocacy skills.
Week #13-December 6, 2011
Carencay Bowen, Excel Academy@Francis M. Wood Alternative, MD
Publishing Idea: Yearbook
Week #14-December 13, 2011
Michael Ball, Corbin Middle School, KY
Publishing Idea: Students will select an historical event or terminology and
create a children's book that will be shared with lower grades to give them
an idea of what to expect in 8th. grade.
Week #15-January 17, 2012
Virginia Stephens, River Ridge Elementary School, GA
Publishing Idea: My gifted students will do in-depth research on self-selected
topics and will create non-fiction books.
Week #16-January 24, 2012
Cindy Elfired Gray, Ramay Junior High School, AR
Publishing Idea: Students will write and illustrate a moral courage educational
momento to share.
Week #17-January 31, 2012
Robin Simms, Petersburg High School, VA
Publishing Idea: Our high school education students are going to write and
illustrate books for the local day care.
Week #18-February 7, 2012
Denise Estelle, Western Wayne Elementary School, IN
Publishing Idea: My kindergarteners will write and illustrate cool books to share
with the preschoolers in our building this spring so they'll know what kindergarten
will be all about.
Week #19-February 14, 2012
Lynn Jones, Rayville High School, LA
Publishing Idea: Our sophomore English classes will write and illustrate fictional
story books for the elementary schools.
Week #20-February 21, 2012
Marie Brancato, Cherokee School, FL
Publishing Idea: Every year our students publish and share Lintor books at our
Young Author's Conference where guests and published authors enjoy our students'
writing, illustrations, and photography.
Week #21-February 28, 2012
Jaye Thiel, University of Georgia College of Education, Language & Literacy, GA
Publishing Idea: I would like to have a group of pre-service elementary education
teachers create books with Title 1 elementary students.
Week #22-March 6, 2012
Darla Thorne, Kindergarten Learning Center, FL
Publishing Idea: Our students will explore the elements of publishing their own books
by documenting our many learning experiences throughout the kindergarten year.
Week #23-March 13, 2012
Shonnee Brooks, Shreve Island Elementary School, LA
Publishing Idea: My second graders would like to reproduce the Animalia inspired
books that they made for kindergarten students to use as an alphabetic resource.
Week #24-March 20, 2012
Melinda Edwards, Westwood Middle School, WV
Publishing Idea: My students will write books for a student-authored section
in our school library that I believe would encourage more students to read.
Week #25-March 27, 2012
Amanda Johnson, Waynesville Elementary School, OH
Publishing Idea: We will be writing a story with our 4th. grade Writing Buddies
that we will share with our parents on Author's Night.
Week #26-April 3, 2012
Laurie Griffel, P.S. 114 Louis Lorens Torres School, NY
Publishing Idea: My students will write memory books.
Week #27-April 10, 2012
Johnnie Lester, Fennel Elementary School, SC
Publishing Idea: My third grade students will illustrate and write books about
song birds of South Carolina.
Week #28-April 17, 2012
Catherine McCabe, Cape View Elementary School, FL
Publishing Idea: My PK students will make individual yearbooks to commemorate
field trips, art projects, and special events.
Week #29-April 24, 2012
Ruthie Loftin, Burke County Middle School, GA
Publishing Idea: Students will write and illustrate autobiographies, incorporating
their most memorable memories and pictures that are important to them.
Week #30-May 1, 2012
Kay Newlon, Citrus Elementary School, FL
Publishing Idea: My third graders will create autobiographies for Young Author's Day.
Week #31-May 8, 2012
Donna Romine, Hathaway High School, LA
Publishing Idea: My gifted students will publish and share their creative writings
and drawings through books they make.
Our "Persistence Winners" (Top 3 who entered the most times without winning)
Alicia Miller, Cape Coral High School, FL
Beth Hanlon, Tropic Isles Elementary School, FL
Jessica Stith, Forest Park High School, MD
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Spirit of Giving: December 2010
SUSAN SMITH, the high school students in the Child Development course will create books for the on-site child care center and the community center for homeless children and families, Las Cruces High School, TX
2nd. Annual National Day on Writing Projects: October 20, 2010
ALISON BRANNACK, "The Great Mail Race"-students will research the U.S. Postal Service and correspond with students in all 50 states, Imagine School at North Port, FL
LESLIE BENDT, A collaborative publishing project between the high school digital design students and the neighboring elementary school, Pedro Menendez High School, FL
Back-to-School Publishing Ideas: September 2010
MARY NELL CLARKE... " My Family Traditions" class book, Mendenhall Elementary School, MS
April: National Poetry Month 2010
BETH HOOPER... " Poetry Idol" based on the popular TV show, LeBleu Settlement Elementary School, LA
JUDITH McGRATH... Poetry for self expression and as a gift to others, ECLC of New Jersey, NJ
DEBORAH CALDERON... Analyzing poetry ("Read Between the Lines") through song lyrics, Gotha Middle School, FL
Thanks and Giving: January 2010
PAM JORDAN at Bradley Elementary School and her nominated colleague, KAREN GLADHART at Eisenhower Elementary School, both in Ft. Leavenworth, KS and
CAROL PIERSA OWENS and her nominated colleague, RANDY PALMER, both at The Childrens Institute in Verona, NJ
Kudos to Pam and Carol for such an outstanding job of describing for us how their colleagues had helped them become better teachers of writing!
National Day on Writing Projects: October 20, 2009
SANDY CHERTOK, Authoring through the story writing game, PS 250, NY
ELEMENTARY: (2 were selcted as there were so many entries at this level)
TEDRA MOSIER TATELBAUM, "Exploding Moments"-students and parents writing the same lesson, Dale Mabry Elementary School, FL
AMY TONG, Virtual field trips, Walnut Creek Elementary School, TX
JULIA BEST, Digital photography-photo stories, Southampton High School, NY
VONITA FOSTER, Author/Illustrator collaboration teams, Elizabeth D. Redd Elementary School, VA
LINDA SCRUBBS, All About Me ABC books and acrostic poems, Genesis Center, FL