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					A PICTURE BOOK
WRITING
ADVENTURE
   AMY GREGORY
     RE 5140
   SPRING 2006
CONTEXT
 nA   small mixed-ability group

 n Five   4th grade students

 n Three   female, Two male

 n Four   ethnicities represented
Project Purpose
 n Improve  student social interaction
 n Improve confidence level of low-ability
   students
 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
Plan
 n Introduce  School By Emily A. McCully
 n Invite students to write a plot for this
   picture book
 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.
Project Results
 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
   conventions.)
 n New interest in writing was sparked.
 n Fluency skills improved.
Unexpected results
 n Students  considered the audience
   without my prompting.
 n Students took illustrating to a new level
   of seriousness.
 n Students used interesting verb choices.
Additional Information
 n The book I used was a second edition.
 n The other students in the class needed
   more structure.
 n Current projects
 n Future projects

				
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