Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Power of Making a Class Book!

Recently we finished our class book Jack-o-Lantern, Jack-o-Lantern, What Do You See?  It was in production for awhile after reading the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle.  We brainstormed things a jack-o-lantern might see during the Fall or Halloween and then illustrated our ideas.  This adaptation from the original is called a "copy-change."  The book was sitting on the counter after I published it and a large group of our class noticed it and snatched it up!  Luckily my camera is always near and I was able to capture this precious moment of the group reading it together.  Watching this transpire, it reconfirmed my belief in how powerful it is when kids write their own books...if they write it, they will read it!  Our collection of class books is growing and they truly are the favorite reads in our room.

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