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