Picture Book Work Day!


W.9-10.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
W.9-10.3.b Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
W.9-10.3.c Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole.
W.9-10.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
W.9-10.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


I’m going to read you another example picture book!

Learning Target

Students will continue work on their picture book by beginning to create their illustrations. and assemble their book.

Work Session

I’m not here today! You guys will continue working on your picture book projects. By the end of the day today, you should have about 15 pages at LEAST rough sketched out, with the text finalized for all of them.

Consider the following:

  • Don’t put too much text on the page so that it will overshadow your writing.
  • Consider, perhaps, putting text on one side of the page, and illustrating the other side.
  • If you want a single sentence to stand out, put it alone across one or two pages.
  • Or, if you have a beautiful illustration, you could dedicate a whole page to it and put very little writing on that page.

Next, you should figure out what pictures you want to put on each page. Consider the following:

  • Make your illustrations dynamic. You don’t want to have the same picture over and over again, right?
  • Make sure your illustrations show what the text says.
  • Use lots of color and imagination in your drawing ideas. Remember, this is for little kids!

I’ll give you guys paper to begin your bookmaking process and remind you how to fold it. Enjoy!

Closing Session

Picture book check in!


Informal assessment (work day)


Students will be placed in groups of varied ability level, talent, and learning style. Students will read in small group to account for differences in reading

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