When authors publish something, they make their writing available for people to read. Books are published by publishing companies. These companies print, bind, and sell the books to book stores. You may have seen major publishing companies such as Scholastic, Harper Collins, or McGraw-Hill written in the front or back covers of many books you have read. The publishing companies usually print their name, address, and date of publishing on books.
1. You are going to create a publishing company and add it to the last page of your endangered species book (you will have to add another page).
Create a name for your publishing company. This can be your name, a made-up word, or anything you want.
Create an address for your publishing company. This can be South's address or a made-up address. Remember, an address should include: house number, street name, city, state, and zip code.
Create a date that your autobiography was published. This should be the day when your project is finished.
Create a symbol to represent your publishing company. This can include the first letter your publishing company starts with, or anything your want.
About the Author
You may have noticed in some books that there is an "About the Author" section usually found in the back inside-cover. This section is usually accompanied by a current photo of the author. This is a place where the author is described in the third person (the author doesn't say "I was born in..." but rather that author is described by someone else "Elena Caceres was born in...." In this section, readers usually learn about the author's favorite genre to write, other books he has written or if the book is his first, his education background, where he lives today, and what he enjoys doing on his free time.
1. You are going to write an "About the Author" section and add it to the last page of your endangered species book (you will have to add another page). If you also added a publishing company, this page can come one page before. Your "About the Author" paragraph should include the following elements:
"About the Author" title
Details explaining your favorite genre to write (Fiction, non-fiction, mystery, fantasy? Why?)
Details explaining if your have written other books or if this autobiography is your first
Your education background (What grade are you in? What school?)
What city and state do you live in
What you enjoy doing in your free time
2. Add a current photograph or drawing of yourself
Talented writers use a variety of words in their writing to make their work more interesting to readers. Writers use synonyms for common words, and you can do this too! Follow the steps below to spruce up your writing and make your word choice advanced!
Go back to your writing and reread each page.
Look for words that are dull, such as: good, fun, nice, big, small, mad, sad, and, cool, like, & other boring words.
Change those dull words to synonyms- use your background knowledge on synonyms or look up the word on the Dictionary app and choose a synonym that would fit into your writing.
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