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From Picture to Story


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From Picture to Story

Grades 5 – 10
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From Picture to Story

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Activities & Projects

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Children's Book Project

This activity can help teens create picture books that a teen caregiver can then share with children.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Activity & Project

A Trip to the Museum: From Picture to Story

Visit a museum or art gallery (either online or in person) with children and teens, helping them find inspiration for a story based on a piece of art that they particularly enjoy or relate to.


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Games & Tools

Grades   K – 8  |  Game & Tool

Book Cover Creator

The Book Cover Creator allows users to type and illustrate front and back covers, and full dust jackets.


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Grades   9 – 12  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills

Tips for Teens Writing a Children's Picture Storybook

This printout helps young writers focus on characteristics of well-written children's picture storybooks and what makes them unique.


Grades   K – 5  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills

Google Image Search Instructions

Use these instructions to find images of signs, logos, and product labels that you can share with children. These instructions are for the Google Image search engine.


Grades   6 – 8  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills

Qualities of Good Storytelling

This printout helps children focus on books that they are currently reading to see different models of well-told stories.


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