PIcture This - Creating picture books with an e-twist

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Presentation on creating picture books with an e-twist in the primary classroom. Presented at ULearn Conference in Rotorua, Auckland in October 2011 by Rachel Boyd.
Links are also made to the Feet First Picture Book Competition run by the New Zealand Transport Agency each year.

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PIcture This - Creating picture books with an e-twist

  1. 1. Picture This! Creating Picture Books with an e-twist in the Primary ClassroomRachel BoydAuckland, New Zealand http://rachelboyd.com
  2. 2. There’s somethingmagicalabout picture books & children
  3. 3. My Class & their finalist prizes 2009 and there’s the Prizes!
  4. 4. 2009http://tinyurl.com/kowhaistravel
  5. 5. http://tinyurl.com/pukekostravels 2010
  6. 6. Where to
  7. 7. Readingpicture books
  8. 8. http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/home_tumblebooks.asp
  9. 9. Co-construct & Create Success CriteriaCritique what you liked and didn’t like about the books
  10. 10. Read & immerse class in highquality picture book examples
  11. 11. Read & immerse class in high quality picture book examplesDiscuss different text types & styles picture books are written in
  12. 12. Read & immerse class in high quality picture book examplesDiscuss different text types & styles picture books are written in Explore different illustration styles
  13. 13. Read & immerse class in high quality picture book examplesDiscuss different text types & styles picture books are written in Explore different illustration styles Identify qualities of a successful picture book
  14. 14. Giving it an e-twist What tools can help?
  15. 15. How arepicture books made?
  16. 16. http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/301/lac-bac/page_by_page-ef/www.lac-bac.gc.ca/3/2/index-e.html
  17. 17. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM8AQ2BXOFk
  18. 18. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xz8CLLAB8s
  19. 19. Make a paper book mock up
  20. 20. My Storymakerhttp://www.carnegielibrary.org/kids/storymaker/
  21. 21. Picture Book Makerwww.artisancam.org.uk/flashapps/picturebookmaker/picturebookmaker.php
  22. 22. Explore how picture books are made
  23. 23. Explore how picture books are madeExamine the process real writers go through to write a picture book
  24. 24. Explore how picture books are madeExamine the process real writers go through to write a picture bookBuild excitement & experience bymaking a brief picture book using e- tools
  25. 25. Explore how picture books are madeExamine the process real writers go through to write a picture book Build excitement & experience by making a brief picture book using e-tools online Make a large, blank paper mock up of your picture book
  26. 26. StoryElements
  27. 27. Think about... Audience
  28. 28. Think about... Purpose & Concepts
  29. 29. Think about... Character
  30. 30. Brainstorm Ideas
  31. 31. Who is the story about?Where does the story happen?When does the story take place?What happens to the characters?
  32. 32. Establish your audience for the book - who is it for?
  33. 33. Establish your audience for the book - who is it for?Decide on the purpose of your book - to entertain, to inform etc?
  34. 34. Establish your audience for the book - who is it for? Decide on the purpose of your book - to entertain, to inform etc?Brainstorm ideas for the content of your picture book
  35. 35. Establish your audience for the book - who is it for? Decide on the purpose of your book - to entertain, to inform etc?Brainstorm ideas for the content of your picture book Create a main character(s)
  36. 36. Writing the Text
  37. 37. Work out the ‘bones’ of your story
  38. 38. Which picture bookhas ‘inspired’ your class?
  39. 39. What stylewill you writeyour picture book in?
  40. 40. Beginning Middle End
  41. 41. Establish the ‘bones’ of your story
  42. 42. Establish the ‘bones’ of your storyDetermine the style the picture book will be written in
  43. 43. Establish the ‘bones’ of your storyDetermine the style the picture book will be written inExplore & research your concept - eg. safe, active travel
  44. 44. Establish the ‘bones’ of your story Determine the style the picture book will be written inExplore & research your concept - eg. safe, active travelDraft your ideas for the beginning, middle and end to your story
  45. 45. Storyboarding
  46. 46. The right words hook the readerand bring the story to a satisfying end.
  47. 47. Rhyming Dictionarieshttp://www.poetry4kids.com/rhymes
  48. 48. http://www.rhymezone.com/
  49. 49. Online Thesaurus http://words.bighugelabs.com/
  50. 50. Create idea banks & display around classroom/online.Get students to contribute (post its, wallwisher.com)
  51. 51. Create idea banks & display around classroom/online.Get students to contribute (post its, wallwisher.com)Storyboard your ideas out roughly on paper
  52. 52. Create idea banks & display around classroom/online. Get students to contribute (post its, wallwisher.com)Storyboard your ideas out roughly on paperReview, discuss & add to your draft story ideas as a class
  53. 53. Create idea banks & display around classroom/online. Get students to contribute (post its, wallwisher.com)Storyboard your ideas out roughly on paperReview, discuss & add to your draft story ideas as a classCreate word banks to assist with writing
  54. 54. Lay out your evolving textonto your mock up paper book
  55. 55. Consult your favourite picture books, how much text is on each page?
  56. 56. After feedback,finalise & perfect the text for your picture book
  57. 57. Experiment with the laying out of the text in your paper mock up book
  58. 58. Experiment with the laying out of the text in your paper mock up book Consult picture books for how much textshould be on each page, where to break the text & place it on a new page etc.
  59. 59. Experiment with the laying out of the text in your paper mock up book Consult picture books for how much textshould be on each page, where to break the text & place it on a new page etc. Get feedback on your book so far & make necessary changes
  60. 60. Experiment with the laying out of the text in your paper mock up book Consult picture books for how much textshould be on each page, where to break the text & place it on a new page etc. Get feedback on your book so far & make necessary changes Finalise picture book text
  61. 61. Illustrations
  62. 62. How will you create your illustrations?
  63. 63. +
  64. 64. The Challenge...
  65. 65. More? Information, links to presentations,resources, tutorials and ideas can be found on:http://rachelboyd.com/
  66. 66. Thanks to the NZTA for theresources in this workshop
  67. 67. Feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance. I’d love to see how you’re getting on!Rachel Boyd,Auckland, New Zealand rachelboyd@xtra.co.nz
  68. 68. Image References Image: "If you believe in fairies ..."http://www.flickr.com/photos/83346641@N00/5342232908Image: The Calm After the Showhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/155918164Image: Poems from a parking lot, 1: Movement+flows+.+.+.http://www.flickr.com/photos/61787893@N00/374931099Image: ¡Rayos!http://www.flickr.com/photos/11039104@N08/2926143475Image: YIP 2010.001 - The beginninghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/88346879@N00/4235288330Image: The Colorful Library of an Interaction Designer+(Juhan+Sonin)+/+20100423.7D.05887.P1+/+SMLhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/48973657@N00/4556156477Image: why?http://www.flickr.com/photos/91567702@N00/2929672944Image: Why nothttp://www.flickr.com/photos/69959962@N00/496392956Image: Abstract Vector Background With Twisted Lineshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/33678919@N07/5205843533Image: Wispyhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/45947340@N00/96053259Image: Whttp://www.flickr.com/photos/49968232@N00/6208710Image: Writing words..http://www.flickr.com/photos/8796961@N08/775368469Image: summer drawingshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/29262704@N00/2581361032Image: spinehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/78364563@N00/576775607

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