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Submitting Materials For Publication

If you would like to submit a lesson plan with photos for review and possible publication, following are the "essential ingredients."

1) A good selection of high-resolution digital images of student artwork (and process shots if you wish). These should be at least 5" x 7" in size at 300 ppi, but larger is always better. For images to be considered for the cover, photos MUST be at least 11" x 17" at 300 ppi.

2) Explanatory captions for all photos. Signed photo release from students' parents or guardians. (See below to download form.)

3) Side bars containing the lesson's Learning Objectives, "Essential Questions" or "Big Ideas," the National Visual Art Standards (2014 update) and Materials (Resources and Vocabulary also, if applicable).

4) Engaging introductory paragraph or two (the “hook”) with the "who, what, where, why, when" of the lesson, and which time of the school year you generally present the lesson to your students.

5) Please write a narrative, conversational-style description of the lesson itself in the middle of the manuscript (sequence of events/lesson, the children's reactions and comments along the way, problems that came up for the students and how they were resolved, your observations, etc.).

6) An ending that wraps the whole thing up, with a bit of encouragement and advice to other teachers, how the idea might be used with students in different grades, and extension possibilities.

7) Generally, a length of 600 to 1,000 words for the body text is desired. Please have one friend or colleague read your manuscript to offer editing advice before sending it to us.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Maryellen Bridge, Editor and Publisher

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