ERIC Number: ED035452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
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Making a Child's Own Book.
Head Start Newsletter, v4 n8 p2-3 Nov 1969
This paper describes a classroom activity in which children make their own books, an activity which may increase children's language abilities and confidence. Four possibilities for classroom-produced books are mentioned: (1) the dictated story, with the teacher taking down the child's exact words, (2) the picture-story book with the child making up a story to go along with a picture he has drawn, (3) the picture dictionary, with the child telling what certain pictures represent, and (4) the language experience book, with the exercise centered around some particular use of words. Use of a felt-tipped pen and large distinct letters help to familiarize the children with the written word. The books should be on standard size paper and can be stapled or threaded together on the left side. The child can put his name on his book and decorate its cover. All books can become part of the classroom library. (MH)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC. Community Action Program.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.