Children's Book Project
Friday, May 19th, 8-10am
Mrs. Elzner's Room
It also helps them with prediction skills-- when they begin to realize what may happen next, they also begin to internalize the story.
Some of the top children's books:
What is a Predictable Pattern?
Examples of the types of book you may write:
Rewrite a fairy tale with a twist or in modern day- choose a fairy tale and “revamp” it by having modern day characters, or a twist at the end. You could even do something from Mythology!
Rhyming book- write an original story, making sure there is a rhyming pattern
Building book- “If you give a mouse a cookie…” Each page must build on the next page, and eventually come back around to the
Repeating book- where one particular line repeats over and over from each page to the next. (Sometimes this is combined with Rhyming book)
Moral story- a story with a lesson; usually serious and meant to help children cope with certain situations or events (losing loved one or pet, storms, the dark, etc.); told so that kids can understand.
- Hero's Journey-- where the character (hero) must go on a journey/quest to rescue someone/something, and encounters obstacles along the way (think Finding Nemo).
- With each one, there needs to be a lesson that can be learned.
The entire book, from the title page to the last page, will be done on the computer using some type of multimedia program- Google Slides, Docs, StoryJumper, etc.
IF you do not have a computer, or choose to do your own on paper, ALL pictures will have to be hand drawn and colored, or printed (remember-- I cannot print for you at school so you will have to make arrangements to print any pics you need)
- The MINIMUM font size is 24 (no smaller)
- No cursive-syle, Old English, Ravie, or any other font styles that do not show proper formation of letters to Kindergarteners, or are things they have not yet learned.
A MINIMUM of TEN (10) pages in length.
Must be pre-approved by the teacher.
Big, bright, colorful pictures.
USE SPELL CHECK!! Everything must be spelled correctly.
2 TEST GRADES- Multimedia Presentation OR handwritten book AND presentation
1 DAILY GRADES- 2 for planning/participation
DUE ON MAY 19th!! Presentations will be the last week of school.