Picture Book Work Day and Black Panther!


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.


Let’s check in with our picture books and then cue up our movie! We’re watching the beginning of Black Panther today!

Learning Target

I can provide an objective summary of Things Fall Apart by working with my group in order to create a picture book based on the novel.

Work Session

It’s CRUNCH TIME PEOPLE!!! You need to get your picture books 90% finished today so that tomorrow can be all about polishing and turning in, because tomorrow you also need to start your research project for this unit!

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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