BY Lisa Daunais
Class books teach students all aspects of the writing process, publishing and reading. Students share every book written with families. All Massachusetts standards in English Language Arts are accomplished in a fun and creative way through book making.
How will the project be evaluated (e.g. how will you gauge its success)
Students learn about the writing and publishing process. Students take ownership in the book, do their best work and gain confidence in their skills.
Benefit to the students and the school
Students are excited to work as a team. Parents will take pride in their child’s work and enjoy a treasured classroom keepsake and would get to have a copy of their own as well if awarded grant money. Students celebrate their success / pride that comes from seeing their work in a published book housed in a library.
Timeline of Project (when will you do the project, if applicable)
September – March 2020 : Students learn the writing process in the kindergarten classroom.
September – March 2020: Students write a series of class books in class (one or two per month).
March – June 4, 2020: Write, draft, edit, dedicate, illustrate, and publish Books
June 5, 2020: Annual publishing event with students, administrators, staff, and parents.