In this project students will write and create their own books! Using bare hardcover books (source link provided), students will even "publish" their writing and become real authors.
Some years I let students choose what type of writing they want to do, and other times I give all students the same text type, but let them choose their topic. This is a very flexible project that you can differentiate and customize for the needs of your class.
Included in this document are:
- Directions and suggested timeline to complete the project
- A booklet of text features (narrative and informational/opinion) found in books that will be the students' model of what they need to create
- Grading Rubrics for each text type (narrative, informational, opinion)
Please note: the hardcover books are not required to complete this project, but they certainly increase student engagement and make a beautiful end of the year keepsake.