Guidelines for Writing a Creative Book
- Sample children's books
- paper, markers, colored pencils, crayons, etc. (If not done on a computer.)
- computer (Most groups created their books using a word processor and clip art. One group did a power point presentation.)
- Read a book such as "The Three Little Pigs," then read "The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs" by A. Wolf as told to Jon Scieszka (Scholastic, Inc.).
- Discuss point of view and the importance of listening to both sides of an issue.
- Have students look at other children's books for ideas, paying attention on how the book was written--vocabulary, creativity, moral, length, audience, etc.
- Explain that each group will write and illustrate a book.(The books did not have to be written from a particular point of view--just a creative book.)
- Assign students to groups of 2 - 4.
- Encourage groups to be as creative as possible and include pictures which go along with the story.
- After the books are completed, each group will share their book with the rest of the class.
- Instructor and students will evaluate each book based on creativity and content.
- Note: Students did not have to write a children's book. Before they presented the book to the class, each group had to tell the intended audience.
Lina's and Chrissy's Book
Crystal's, Valerie's, and Demetra's Book
Greg's and James's Book
Kristen's and Connie's Book
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