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The Children’s Picture Book Project
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Eight 50-minute sessions|
Charleston, South Carolina
Grades 1 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Plot Diagram is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story. This mapping of plot structure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.
- Recommended Children's Picture Books
- Children's Book Review Guide
- Plot Pitch Template
- Brainstorming the Conflict
- Tips for Writing a Children's Picture Storybook
- Publishing Tips
- Grading Rubric for the Children's Picture Storybook
- Paper Bag Book Instructions
- Pop-Up Books
- Printing and Binding Your Own Books and Manuals
- How to Make a Cloth Covered Book
- Ask students to bring in their favorite illustrated children's book from childhood for the first session.
- Gather enough copies of illustrated children's books for each student in your class. Use the books students brought in or check out multiple copies of illustrated children's books from the public library. It is important, however, that you select only acclaimed picture books that have been proven to be successful with young children. Refer to the Recommended Children's Picture Books list to identify books to use for this activity.
- Make copies of the handouts that are used in the lesson.
- Test the Story Map and Plot Diagram interactives on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.