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    1 : 1 THE BEAUTY OF PICTURE BOOKS Ontario Library Association Education Institute 2005Sya VanGeest ANALYZE THE BEST AND CREATE YOUR OWN
    2 : 2 A Writer by M.B. Goffstein. New York: Harper & Row, 1984. A writer sits on her couch holding an idea, until it’s time to set words upon paper, to cut, prune, plan and shape them. She is a gardener, never sure of her ground, or which seeds are rooting there. She has grown flowers, weeds, a slender tree. Now she dreams of pansies and heart’s-ease.
    3 : 3 A Writer by M.B. Goffstein. New York: Harper & Row, 1984. At first daylight, she sees two small green leaves close to the soil. If a rabbit eats them, she not mad at him. She knows more will grow, for a writer always studies, looks, and listens. Thoughts that open in her heart, and weather every mood and change of mind, she will care for.
    4 : 4 A Writer by M.B. Goffstein. New York: Harper & Row, 1984. She’s only one of many writers, working alone at her desk, hoping her books will spread the seeds of ideas. Sugar Bush by Pearl Van Geest
    5 : OLA Teaching Materials 5 What makes a good picture book ? Tells a good story Uses beautiful language It’s accurate in time & place Shapes real characters It is engaging Touches the heart Stimulates thought It’s appropriate for children Stirs the imagination Pictures enrich the text Energized by strong words Explores eternal verities It is inviting It is fun It is free from errors Tells a dual story – in text and pictures
    6 : 6 How do I begin? Read and study many picture books Study award-winning books Blue Spruce Award Caldecott Governor General’s Award First Choice Examine their characteristic and qualities What is great about these books? The wonder of the story? The beauty of the words? The power of the art? The enticement of the packaging?
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    9 : OLA Teaching Materials 9 Practice Good Time Management Break the process into parts Set due dates for each stage Use class time productively Schedule regular homework Meet all due dates Read picture books at every opportunity
    10 : 10 A STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS Divided into six parts Record due dates for each part? How will each part will be assessed and evaluated? FIRST: Analyze qualities of good picture books SECOND: Plan proposal for your own creation THIRD: Write first draft of your story FOURTH: Construct storyboard FIFTH: Create final good copy SIXTH: Present to a children’s audience
    11 : 11 STEP 1: How to Analyze Picture BooksStudy the Packaging”, Art and Story Complete the Analysis sheets Packaging, Art, Story Focus as you analyze Study award winners How will you be marked? What are the criteria? Hand in Your Analysis sheets Due date: ______________ Analyze Packaging, Art, Story Study six different picture books for each focus (‘Packaging’, Art, Story) Write about two different books for each Use jot notes or sketches Be objective Be alert for ideas for your own book Record ideas for your own book
    12 : 12 STEP 1a ~Analyze “Packaging” Explore the following parts of books Covers:: -attractiveness, appeal, front/back pictures, wrap-around Title/author:- lettering, appeal, size, font, background. Title Page: - layout, dedication, lettering, illustration Author: - biographical information, authority, awards Illustrator: - biographical information, authority, awards
    13 : 13 “Packaging” of Picture Books The book I selected to analyze Author: ___________________________ Illustrator: ___________________________ Title: ___________________________ Publisher: _____________ Date: ________ How was this book ‘packaged’? What did you see? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The book I selected to analyze Author: ___________________________ Illustrator: ___________________________ Title: ___________________________ Publisher: _____________ Date: ________ How was this book ‘packaged’? What did you see? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Record “Packaging” ideas you might use for your own picture book ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    14 : 14 STEP 1b ~ Analyzing Art Study the following aspects about art in picture books Story in pictures: - reflection of script: addition/deletion/duplicate Characteristics: - humour, active, noisy, inviting, peaceful Design rhythm: - flow, cohesion, continuity Colour, line, shape, texture: e.g., black & white or bold colours Style: - woodcuts, collage, photography, cartoon, plasticine water colour, pencil crayon, air brush, mixed media Unique features: - e.g., transition from reality to other dimension Special quality: - enriches text, adds a character, captures mood
    15 : 15 STEP 1b: Art in Picture Books The book I selected to analyze Author: ___________________________ Illustrator: ___________________________ Title: ___________________________ Publisher: _____________ Date: ________ What did you see as you studied the art? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The book I selected to analyze Author: ___________________________ Illustrator: ___________________________ Title: ___________________________ Publisher: _____________ Date: ________ What did you see as you studied the art? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Art ideas for my own picture book ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    16 : 16 STEP 1c ~Analyzing the Story Explore the following aspects 1. Setting ~ Where does the book take us? - What is the time and place? How do you know? - Does it seem historically and geographically correct? (dress, homes, events - Does the author/illustrator give life to the setting? How? 2. Characters ~ What character(s) does the author create? - Whose voice is created to unfold the story? - Are the character(s) well developed, consistent, believable? - How are the characters revealed? . by thought, words, action,what others say, direct information by the author 3. Plot ~ What story does the book tell? - What are the building blocks? (the beginning, middle, end) - What is the main event, the supporting details? - What is the conflict? (people vs people / nature /internal struggle)
    17 : 17 STEP 1c ~ Analyzing the Story Explore the following: 4. Theme ~ What are the themes? Are they important? - Examples: friendship, fair play, justice, courage, love, family, kindness? - Is the author’s point-of-view based on factual information? . shows a knowledge of the time, place, culture, people, children - How does the theme impact on the plot and characters? - Does the theme ‘speak’ to us? … make us think? … speak to children? 5. Writer’s Craft ~ What are examples of excellence ? - Does the author use beautiful figurative language? . creates pictures in your mind . there’s power and emotive strength in the images - How does the author stir the imagination? - What strategies does the author use to craft the story? . first person narrative, . methods of creating suspense . use strong verbs - Is there meaning and power to dialogue?
    18 : 18 STEP 1c The Story in Picture Books Book I analyzed Author: ___________________________ Illustrator: ___________________________ Title: ___________________________ Publisher: _____________ Date: ________ Describe some special features of the story. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Book I analyzed Author: ___________________________ Illustrator: ___________________________ Title: ___________________________ Publisher: _____________ Date: ________ Describe some special features of the story. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Record story ideas for your own story ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    19 : OLA Teaching Materials 19 Use the Story Proposal organizer TAKE US SOME PLACE ! (SETTING) What time and place do you plan to re-create? TELL A STORY! (PLOT) What will happen in your story? INTRODUCE THE CHARACTERS! What characters will you create to tell your story? Would we know your character(s) if we met them? Hand in Proposal organizer. Due date: ______________ STEP 2: PLAN YOUR PICTURE BOOK
    20 : 20 STEP 2a: Story Proposal Plot summary What will happen in your story? What is the beginning, middle, end? Characters Introduce your characters. Describe them, e.g., outward and inner qualities Setting Take us someplace! In what time and place will your story be set?
    21 : 21 PERSONALITY DESCRIPTORS Anxious Bitter Broad-minded Capable Genuine Vital Dependable Sensitive Uninhibited Stubborn Impatient Timid Lonely Courageous Generous Domineering Hypocritical Cowardly Loving Witty Proud Gloomy Sarcastic Calculating Tiresome Sophisticated Consistent Quiet Cautious Concerned Unpredictable Moody Outgoing Spontaneous Eccentric Ill-tempered Vulnerable Capable Helpful Vain Boastful Enthusiastic Considerate Polite Irrepressible Superficial Superficial Excitable Obnoxious Scatterbrained Friendly Shy Romantic Impatient Insecure Distant Aloof Outrageous Intelligent Nervous Sensitive Sneaky Vague Gentle Confident Sly Insistent Cheerful Energetic Conscientious Relaxed Disorganized Virtuous Open Patient Kind Honest Fun-loving
    22 : 22 STEP 3 ~ WRITE YOUR FIRST DRAFT Build and test your story Repeat your story in your head many times Play with your story ~ have fun with your story Is it interesting, alive, exciting, accurate, …? Research for accuracy What do you need to know to take us to a time and place? To create your setting: architecture, customs, landscape, food To create your characters: their feelings, their actions, their relationships/families To create your plot: actions with historical and cultural accuracy Use the power of strong, descriptive words Keep a thesaurus handy Play around with different words and phrases
    23 : OLA Teaching Materials 23 STEP 3 ~ WRITE YOUR FIRST DRAFT Tell your story to many people Tell your story to children, if possible Note the strengths Shape and modify as needed Keyboard your first draft Save as Draft 1 Make additional copies as you revise and edit Use peer, self, and teacher editing of your draft Be open to their suggestions Hand in First Draft. Due date: __________________
    24 : 24 STEP 4: CREATE YOUR STORYBOARD Plan the layout of your book Use the Storyboard organizer Make thumbnail sketches from front to back cover Show the placement of your text and pictures Follow the FINAL COPY checklist Sketch your story Strive for variety: close-up, long shots, double page spreads, bird's-eye view Revisit picture books for ideas and inspiration Discuss illustration ideas, especially if you are not a confident illustrator Examine options Write your Author’s Notes, as required Attach a second draft to your storyboard Hand in Storyboard and 2nd draft. Due date: ________
    25 : 25 STORYBOARD
    26 : 26 FINAL COPY CHECKLIST COVER Front and back cover Front cover has name of book and your name as author/illustrator TITLE PAGE Has name of book and your name as author/illustrator Has name of Publishing Company at bottom (make one up) VERSAL SIDE OF TITLE PAGE Has copyright date Has name of Publishing Company Has name of place where printed Has the words: all rights reserved DEDICATION PAGE Has a dedication of your choice (e.g., to a special friend, relative, cause, teacher)
    27 : OLA Teaching Materials 27 FINAL COPY CHECKLIST cont’d BODY ~ TEXT AND PICTURES Use computer to word process (take advantage of free tutoring) Consider keeping main character drawing ‘simple’ - You’ll have to draw them many times END NOTES Has one-page author's notes (e.g., historical notes, background) INSIDE BACK COVER Has a photograph of yourself (e.g., printed digital image, glued photo) Has autobiography placed under picture Play the role of your Publisher who wants to promote you and maximize your good qualities Be complimentary Be truthful
    28 : 28 MARKING RECORD

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