Creating Little Authors
Marisa Constantinides has created this exceptional resource for helping children write their own storybooks! Directions for the creation of several types of children's books, ideas for focusing the purpose of the activity, and advice on organizing materials are just a few of the comprehensive tools provided. On the blog Excellence in Early Childhood Education, Constantinides discusses the importance of encouraging student creativity, exercising imagination, and improving fine motor and literacy skills through the physical creation of written word. She also recognizes the benefit of introducing various forms of technology in the writing process, providing links to online tools that assist in creating electronic storybooks, including Storybird and Mixbook. Additionally, she supplies an example of a completed story using PowerPoint. If you wish to pursue a unit on story writing, but don't know how to go about it, this resource will certainly point you in the right direction!
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