May 11, 2012
by Mrs. Fitzgerald
Our group was the Storybook Group. Our project was to make interesting stories for younger children from kindergarten to grade 2. We are all ESL students so we are in this group together.
- how to organize ourselves to write a book
- more English grammar and vocabulary
- which books are good for kindergarten to grade 2 students
- how to make interview questions
We would like to tell fourth grade students to focus on their work and think carefully about the exhibition.
Here are individual reflections from the Storybook Group students. To read, please click on the link and download.
Dong Yeop’s reflection essay
Gyeong Won’s reflection essay
Hanyu’s reflection essay
Hyun Ji’s reflection essay
Krespo’s reflection essay
Min Young’s reflection essay
Mu Hyun’s reflection essay
Peiqing’s reflection essay
April 29, 2012
The Storybook Group is writing educational picture books for students in kindergarten to grade 2.
The Storybook Group have now finished their stories and this week their books will be published.
They will be very busy writing their reflection essays about the exhibition, preparing the boards and practicing for their performance next week. The hardest bit for them in the Exhibition was to make the illustrations for the books and finding the right techniques to make the book interesting. For some it was to find really good ideas for their stories and to make the books really fun for the younger readers. For some of the beginners using their English has been a big challenge. They have done a lot of things that have been fun but their favorite things that they have done are shopping for cool and fun materials at the stationary market, writing their stories, illustrating and decorating the storybooks and surveying the Grade 1 and 2 students.
I interviewed the Storybook Group and my last question for them was:
If you had a piece of advice for a new author, what would you say?
Research well the audience you are aiming for. For example, we learned that 10-15 pages are good for K-G2. For younger readers the books also have to be very captive and interesting. The book could teach the reader something.
Excellent advice, Storybook Group authors! Thanks. We’re looking forward to reading your books next week.
Edited by Mrs. Fitzgerald
April 1, 2012
The Storybook Group plans to write educational picture books for students in kindergarten to grade 2.
The Storybook Group are making story books for kindergarten and grade 1-2. The books will teach the students something. This type of book is called a concept book. A concept book is different from a normal book because a concept book at the end of the story will help you learn a lesson, while a picture book could be pretty much anything.
They have researched and they learned a little bit how to make a book and what subject their story were going to be. They also interviewed Mrs. Fitzgerald. They went to the K-G2 to survey them and they learned a lot about what those students would want to read about. Also they met with Ms. Ilonka so they would know about books because Ms. Ilonka has published a book. They have learned most from the experts that they interviewed and the students that they surveyed.
Edited by: Seo Young