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Old 01-23-2012, 05:45 PM   #23426
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I KNOW. And seeing as I was thinking of writing and self-pubbing short stories for young adult, I thought "Why not try and do something with that?"

No, I don't know if I could query it or what I would market it as.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:07 PM   #23430
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Pondering about

a) An example of a common image that creates a common meaning based on what is in the picture (semiology/semiotics theory)

b) Whether third graders read chapter books, how long chapter books are, and if I could turn my short story into one...
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Lisa, for little kids i noticed the trend is like 3 to 4 pages at like 14-16 font each chapter
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What about word count? Do you know?
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whatever 3-4 pages of 14-16 font is... not sure. But i read a lot of books to a lot of kids for two and a half years. So I'd say that is the trend. If i had to guesstimate probably no more then 1000 words.
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Well, I did a readabillity test, and it looks like, according to that, that the short story is for Grade Three. What age group is that?
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7-9... depending on birthdays.
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Oooh okay. I presume that's chapter book age?

Tempted to use the Holocaust as an example in the semiology part of my essay...
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So what's the general feeling on old farts coming in here to chat? I mean I'm 23 years old, so that's obviously over the hill.
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There are a few on here.
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Hi, you two! Do you know anything about the age range for chapter books? And the general word count?
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I do too. But his imagination is a little crazier than normal...
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