Provided here are directions and a rubric for a fun group project. Groups may have up to 4 people. They will create a storybook (meant for elementary school readers) to teach children about creating good reputations and avoiding bad reputations. Groups can also choose to write about the dangers of being online, online bullying, or having a positive/negative digital reputation.
Begin by looking at examples of real books designed for this age group. Each person in the group will have a job; for example, editors, authors, illustrators, and floaters. Provide about a week of work time in class. Conduct a Gallery Walk once the books are finished, and each team will have a chance to view the books created by other teams and grade each other using the project rubric.
If you have the materials available, take students through the publishing phase to finalize their books; for example, color printers, real bindings, cart stock, or lamination.