Pictures & Words Together: Children Illustrating and Writing Their Own Books / Edition 1

Pictures & Words Together: Children Illustrating and Writing Their Own Books / Edition 1

by Paul Johnson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0435088831

ISBN-13: 9780435088835

Pub. Date: 02/10/1997

Publisher: Heinemann

Teachers everywhere have found that book making has the power to motivate even the most reluctant writers. By combining illustrations and texts, children engage in a kind of communication that transcends the sum of its parts-their pictures and words interact to convey a new level of meaning.

In Pictures & Words Together, Paul Johnson addresses important

Overview

Teachers everywhere have found that book making has the power to motivate even the most reluctant writers. By combining illustrations and texts, children engage in a kind of communication that transcends the sum of its parts-their pictures and words interact to convey a new level of meaning.

In Pictures & Words Together, Paul Johnson addresses important questions about the process: What do children learn through illustrating their texts? How do texts and illustrations "work" together? He shows how preschool and primary students can be taught to create books that fuse their writing and drawing in profound ways. He offers advice on helping children think about the most effective ways to blend text and pictures, draw the characters and settings for their narratives, and publish their books using simple cutting, folding, and binding techniques.

Filled with practical suggestions for teaching and evaluation, as well as abundant examples of children's work, this book is essential reading for those who want to enrich the writing and visual communication experience for children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780435088835
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
02/10/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Making Storybooks in Preschool and Kindergarten

Toward a Finished Picture Book

From Storyboard to Book

Planning the Writing and Illustrating Process

Drawing Story Characters

Drawing Story Settings

Perspectives on Illustrated Narratives

Writing, Illustrating, and Assessment Appendix: Basic Book Forms

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