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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 StudentreasuresÃ‚Â® 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.
- 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
- Supplied by StudentreasuresÃ‚Â® Publishing:
- Additional Supplies Needed:
- Black Ink for writing or
- Computer Lab for typing
- Water Based Markers for illustrating
- Select topic – collaborate with the students to select a topic. You can also refer to the Teacher’s Guide or go to http://www.studentreasures.com/teacherslounge 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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