ERIC Number: ED475404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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)
Descriptors: Childrens Art, Childrens Writing, Cooperative Learning, Educational Benefits, Grade 1, Grade 8, Middle Schools, Partnerships in Education, Primary Education, Student Educational Objectives, Teacher Developed Materials, Units of Study, Writing Processes, Writing Workshops
For full text: http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/teaching_materials/curricula/curricula.cfm?subject_id=LNA.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Practitioners; Teachers
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.