This class book activity is used when teaching the comprehension reading strategy Visualizing.
I use the Dr. Jean version of Luis Armstrong's song, "What A Wonderful World". You can find it on Dr. Jean's Just for Fun! cd. After introducing Visualizing for a few days, I turn off the lights, have the kids close their eyes and listen to the song. We discuss what pictures were in their brain during the song. The next day, I play the song again and stop it throughout the song so the kids can draw their visualizations along the way. I use this as a Portfolio Artifact. Then, we make this class book. Each student takes a page of the book to illustrate. If there aren't enough pages for each student, I let one person do a back cover, a front cover, title page, and an author page where each student signs their name.
I rotate my class books home to each student and this is one class book that I get a lot of positive parent feedback on! It turns out pretty cute and pulls at the heartstrings!