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ERIC Number: ED475404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Buddy Books. ArtsEdge Curricula, Lessons and Activities.
Yaggi, Jeanne S.
This 9-week curriculum workshop, "Buddy Books," is a creative art and writing partnership between middle and elementary schools. The workshop offers eighth-grade students an opportunity to use writing workshop methods to draft, revise, confer, edit, illustrate, and publish children's books with first-grade students at a neighboring elementary school. Benefits of the workshop method are that students: read, examine, and enjoy a variety of children's literature; participate in a cooperative learning experience; apply literary devices to their writing; write for a real audience; consider possible illustrations and cover art to enhance the text they have created; experiment with word processing, graphics, and layout; and create a partnership with an elementary school. Finished products include front and back covers, title, publishing, dedication, and about-the-author pages, and interesting illustrations to complement the literature they have created. The unit: offers an overview; suggests length and grade level; cites subjects and subtopics; notes equipment and materials needed; lists teacher resources; addresses National Arts Education Standards and other standards; identifies instructional objectives and strategies; provides a detailed instructional plan; and suggests assessment and extension activities. Contains 9 teacher references. A narrative instructional plan and other materials are attached. (NKA)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.