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This is a program for writing and illustrating a hardbound class book


Art, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies  


K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  

Title – Write and Illustrate a Book
By – Steve
Primary Subject – Language Arts
Secondary Subjects – Math, Science, Social Studies, Art
Grade Level – K-5 


    . Although the program is free, their hope is that parents will buy the completed books (currently $14.95 + $2.95 S/H), although they are under no obligation to do so.


  • To motivate students to want to write – building self-esteem and pride
  • To integrate the Studentreasures® Classbook Publishing Project with the five-step writing process
  • To align the publishing process with your curriculum by incorporating your Language Arts Writing Standards, various teaching units, subjects, theme topics and genres


    The students will create a full-color hardbound classbook.


      Supplied by Studentreasures® Publishing:

      • Sample Book to use as a guide
      • Publishing Kit to create a hardbound book
      • Project Coordinator Sheet to conduct project
      • Teacher’s Guides with detailed instructions for all participating teachers


    Additional Supplies Needed:

    • Black Ink for writing or
    • Computer Lab for typing
    • Water Based Markers for illustrating

Lesson Procedure:

  • Select topic – collaborate with the students to select a topic. You can also refer to the Teacher’s Guide or go to for topic ideas or themes, writing prompts, teacher’s tips, and FAQ’s
  • Pre-write ideas for the stories including setting, plot, characters, and the problem/solution
  • Complete the first text draft – it is best to save manuscript pages for final submission
  • Edit and review the first text draft – check for spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Encourage collaboration – involve all classmates, parents, volunteers
  • Complete first illustration draft – again, it is best to save the manuscript pages for final submission
  • Proofread – final check of all manuscript pages. All work should now be to the satisfaction of the authors
  • Complete final text on kit paper: Writing ideas into paragraph form and completing illustrations – important – for successful tips, please follow the Teacher’s Guide
  • Complete final illustration – the corresponding illustration to a page of text should be drawn on the back of the previous text page
  • Publish – publish for an audience. Prepare to ship materials to publisher by following the Project Coordinator Sheet


  • Highlight student achievement with a Publishing Party – Open House, Author’s Tea, Author’s Book Signing, or Ice Cream Social
  • Each student can proudly read their book page aloud to classmates and family. This can be a powerful inspiration and motivating exercise when teaching literacy.
  • Step back, smile! You have just helped create a lifelong memory for your students.

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