Children's Book

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Oregon Common Core State Standards: 
Lesson Plan Details
four weeks
Students will use the program pages to produce the final draft copy of their children's picture book. They will learn to use the program pages.
Mac Laptops.

Prior to instruction I will prepare the template in pages for the children's book.  Including the number of pages (18), font and font size.  Then I will put the template into each students folder.


I will intoduce the children's book lesson with a book pass of different examples of children's books.  We will discuss the qualities that students notice about the children's books.  What makes them good examples or bad? 
I will handout and explain the rubric.  Before beginning a rough draft students will write a page outlining the plans of their book.  The outline will include, characters, setting, problem/solution.
Upon approval of their outline they will begin writing their rough draft.  The rough draft will include 1 page for each page of their children's book, including a sketch for the picture on the page. 
After students have written their rough draft and edited it with a peer and then myself they will type it in the template and print it then illustrate their book.


Students will be successful when they have completed and error free illustrated final copy in the program pages.

Oregon Educational Technology Standards
Creativity and Innovation: 
1A. Apply existing knowledge to forecast possibilities and generate new ideas, products or processes.
1B. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
Communication and Collaboration: 
2A. Interact and collaborate with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
2B. Effectively communicate and publish to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
Career Related Learning Standards
Personal Management: 
CR1A. Identify tasks that need to be done and initiate action to complete the tasks.
CR2A. Plan, organize, and complete projects and assigned tasks on time, meeting agreed upon standards of quality.
CR3A. Take responsibility for decisions and actions and anticipate consequences of decisions and actions.
CR4A. Maintain regular attendance and be on time.