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Project Formats: The Picture Book

Created By

EL Education

Topic

  • Project-Based Learning
  • Student Work

Type

Planning Tools

Grade Level

Benefits of this Format

  • Uses visual art to showcase new knowledge
  • Often has an authentic audience in younger children, public library, etc.
  • Requires students to understand concepts deeply enough to explain simply

Examples from Models of Excellence

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One Earth, Step Gently (Grades 1,2)
Grass Valley Charter School
Visually stunning. Uses paper collage, very educational.

Where in the World is Moscow? (Grades 2,3)
Palouse Prairie Charter School
Students used geography and cartology skills to create this.

What’s Up? (Grade 3)
Genesee Community Charter School
Focuses on answering questions about astronomy

Guide to Energy Sources (Grades 3,4)
Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences
Text-based, but geared towards younger children with charts and diagrams

ASL ABCs (Grades 5,6)
Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences
Unusual alphabet book with photos of ASL to go with each letter.

Watercolors for all Ages (Grades 5,6)
Shutesbury Elementary School
Created for younger readers

Black Holes: What Are They? (Grade 9)
High Tech High
Written from the perspective of a small planet; includes painting and digital images

Let’s Make Desserts (Grade 10)
Kanu o ka ‘Aina New Public Charter School
Bilingual book introducing native Hawaiian desserts

Malaria (Grades 9-12)
Olathe North High School
Comic and activity book for younger children; raises awareness on global health

Created By

EL Education

Topic

  • Project-Based Learning
  • Student Work

Type

Planning Tools

Grade Level

Benefits of this Format

  • Uses visual art to showcase new knowledge
  • Often has an authentic audience in younger children, public library, etc.
  • Requires students to understand concepts deeply enough to explain simply

Examples from Models of Excellence

___________________________________________________________________

One Earth, Step Gently (Grades 1,2)
Grass Valley Charter School
Visually stunning. Uses paper collage, very educational.

Where in the World is Moscow? (Grades 2,3)
Palouse Prairie Charter School
Students used geography and cartology skills to create this.

What’s Up? (Grade 3)
Genesee Community Charter School
Focuses on answering questions about astronomy

Guide to Energy Sources (Grades 3,4)
Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences
Text-based, but geared towards younger children with charts and diagrams

ASL ABCs (Grades 5,6)
Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences
Unusual alphabet book with photos of ASL to go with each letter.

Watercolors for all Ages (Grades 5,6)
Shutesbury Elementary School
Created for younger readers

Black Holes: What Are They? (Grade 9)
High Tech High
Written from the perspective of a small planet; includes painting and digital images

Let’s Make Desserts (Grade 10)
Kanu o ka ‘Aina New Public Charter School
Bilingual book introducing native Hawaiian desserts

Malaria (Grades 9-12)
Olathe North High School
Comic and activity book for younger children; raises awareness on global health

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