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Story Writing & Illustration 9+yo. Learning Records

Story Writing & Illustration 9+yo.

 

1 Semester

 

This semester-long class brings together a love of storytelling and artistic creativity.  Students will work on producing their own storybook, examining the basics of story composition, while learning to plan out and create images that will bring their tales to life visually!  There will not be any homework involved.

 

*Though this course is divided into sections which appear to accommodate a five chapter project, this is simply to provide a general work pace.  Each student will work on completing a project suited in length to his or her own comfort level.

 

01/26/14 Week #1     Introduction

Lesson/Activity: Intro to Story Building & Illustration Planning

Objectives: Examine the elements of storytelling and the use of illustration – Emphasis on the STRUCTURE of a story – Participate in some storytelling games/activities.

 

02/02/15 Week #2     Planning Part 1

Lesson/Activity: Picking an Illustration Style & Planning Our Stories

Objectives: Examine the purposes of illustration – Discuss the importance of illustration styles, and how to choose one that will best support your story – Focus on image strategy – Share our ideas in group discussion – Fill in your Plot Diagram.

 

02/09/15 Week #3     Planning Part 2

Lesson/Activity: Character Creation & Image Planning

Objectives: Emphasis on character development – Fill in your Character Profiles – Create visual counterparts for your characters – Continued story planning – Begin image planning.

 

02/23/15 Week #4     Chapter 1

Lesson/Activity: Begin Writing Chapter 1

Objectives: Learn about solidifying your thoughts and spontaneously inspiring new ideas through Group Discussion Time: sharing Chapter 1 – Begin Writing – Emphasis on Introduction and use of Description.

 

03/02/15 Week #5     Chapter 1 Continued…

Lesson/Activity: Continue to work on Chapter 1 + Illustrations

Objectives: Finish up writing – Work on Illustrations.

 

03/09/15 Week #6     Chapter 2

Lesson/Activity: Begin Writing Chapter 2

Objectives: Group Discussion Time: sharing Chapter 2 and new ideas – Emphasis on creating a Dilemma/Conflict.

 

03/16/15 Week #7     Chapter 2 Continued…

Lesson/Activity: Continue to work on Chapter 2 + Illustrations

Objectives: Finish up writing – Work on Illustrations.

 

03/23/15 Week #8     Chapter 3

Lesson/Activity: Begin Writing Chapter 3

Objectives: Group Discussion Time: sharing Chapter 3 and new ideas – Continued story progression – Emphasis on building to a Climax.

 

03/30/15 Week #9     Chapter 3 Continued…

Lesson/Activity: Continue to work on Chapter 3 + Illustrations

Objectives: Finish up writing – Work on Illustrations.

 

04/13/15 Week #10     Chapter 4

Lesson/Activity: Begin Writing Chapter 4

Objectives: Group Discussion Time: sharing Chapter 4 and new ideas – Emphasis on creating a Resolution of the Dilemma/Conflict.

 

04/20/15 Week #11     Chapter 4 Continued…

Lesson/Activity: Continue to work on Chapter 4 + Illustrations

Objectives: Finish up writing – Work on Illustrations.

 

04/27/15 Week #12     Chapter 5

Lesson/Activity: Begin Writing Chapter 5

Objectives: Group Discussion Time: sharing Chapter 5 and new ideas – Emphasis on bringing our stories to a good Conclusion.

 

05/04/15 Week #13     Chapter 5 Continued…

Lesson/Activity: Continue to work on Chapter 5 + Illustrations

Objectives: Conclude your story – Work on Illustrations.

 

05/11/15 Week #14     Book Cover

Lesson/Activity: Designing and Creating a Book Cover

Objectives: Discuss the importance of book covers – How to use them as visual tools – Plan out your book cover – Complete your book cover’s final design – Work on ultimate assembly of your book.

 

05/18/15 Week #15     Finish Up Party – Share Stories

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