Journeys Anthology: Call for Submissions!Kelly Rynda, Salesforce and Training Support Specialist
“To be able to tell my story means a lot. It means learning. It means a lot of people are going to learn from my story and I am learning from other people’s stories.”
That’s what one ABE learner has to say about publishing his story in Journeys, the anthology of adult student writing published annually by Literacy Minnesota.
This fall, we invite your learners to share their voices and submit their original stories and art for publication in the 2022 edition of Journeys. Friday, December 3, 2021 is the deadline for this year’s submissions.
The Journeys submissions webform is now open and entries are being accepted throughout the fall. We encourage you to work with your learners this fall on their Journeys writing submissions and help them complete their entries no later than December 3. The new book will be available in the spring of 2022.
Did you know that the Journeys curriculum unit now includes ideas for the remote classroom? Each lesson includes suggested activity modifications for the virtual classroom (all using the Zoom platform). Read on for more details! The Journeys curriculum is included in each book (also available for purchase as a PDF).
- Journeys curriculum unit updated with remote classroom ideas!
We’ve updated our Journeys curriculum unit to include activity modifications for the remote classroom. Did you know that Journeys contains an accompanying curriculum unit geared toward high-intermediate to advanced ESL learners? The learning objectives contained in the curriculum are aligned with the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) and the Transitions Integrations Framework (TIF). Unit highlights:
- Aligned with CCRS and TIF standards
- Updated with activity modifications for remote instruction
- Written for High Intermediate to Advanced ESL learners (CASAS scores 211-235)
- 8 cumulative lesson plans, each ~1 to 1.5 hours long
- Includes ready-to-use activities
- Intended to be adapted to your unique classroom settings—whether in-person or virtual!
- Continuing this year: Letters about Literature
We invite your learners to submit a written piece on a special theme, called Letters about Literature. It is an opportunity for learners to select and read a piece of literature, reflect on it, and write a personal letter to the author explaining how it changed their views of the world and/or themselves. Journeys submissions with this theme will be highlighted in a special chapter of the anthology.
- Miss the virtual Journeys Readings?
It’s not too late! Watch a recording of eight Journeys 2021 authors reading their original stories and get inspired for Journeys 2022! These videos can be used in classroom activities and to inspire learners when working on their own pieces.
Submit your learners’ work!
- Review the Journeys 2022 Submission Guidelines
- Consider participating in this year’s special theme, “Letters about Literature”
- Prepare to submit: view the Preview of Submission Fields
- Submit stories using the Journeys 2022 Submission Webform
- A confirmation email for each submission will be sent to the teacher or coordinator’s email. Please review each confirmation for accuracy.
Questions? Contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 651-251-9074.
Originally published 8/30/21
In its 33rd year, Journeys showcases short written pieces by Adult Basic Education learners from every corner of Minnesota. Journeys is a book of stories. Within its pages, you’ll find memories, poems, art, tall tales and everything in between. These stories share the journeys and perspectives of adult literacy students enrolled in reading, English as a Second Language, GED, and basic skills classes across the state of Minnesota.
- Adult Career Pathways
- CCR Standards
- Cultural Competency
- Digital Literacy/Northstar
- Distance Learning/Education
- HSE/GED/Adult Diploma
- Mental Health
- Minnesota ABE
- One-Room Schoolhouse/Multilevel
- Professional Development
- Program Management
- Remote Instruction
- Social Studies
- Support Services
- Teaching Strategies