A PICTURE BOOK
nA small mixed-ability group
n Five 4th grade students
n Three female, Two male
n Four ethnicities represented
n Improve student social interaction
n Improve confidence level of low-ability
n Increase student writing skills
n Increase interest in writing/publishing a
piece of work
n Increase Fluency skills
Observing Student Impact
n Take notes during writing sessions
n Listen to student conversation
n Observe student attitude
n Interview students after performance
n Introduce School By Emily A. McCully
n Invite students to write a plot for this
n Induce discussion and writing
n Initiate publishing process
n Institute a performance read-aloud
n Interview students about the process
Negotiating the Text
n Students were n Students used
perceptive during critical thinking
this activity, even during the editing
noticing details I did process to make the
not. text precise.
n Students practiced applauding ideas
from others, and agreeing on text.
n Students felt confident after reading
their book to a 1st grade class.
n Writing skills increased (specifically
n New interest in writing was sparked.
n Fluency skills improved.
n Students considered the audience
without my prompting.
n Students took illustrating to a new level
n Students used interesting verb choices.
n The book I used was a second edition.
n The other students in the class needed
n Current projects
n Future projects