Get Writing!

Creative Book-Making Projects for Children

This practical book contains more than one-hundred new ideas for book-making projects for children in grades K-6. Each section introduces a basic book form—e.g. a pop-up book, a shape book, a zigzag book or a flap book—and then gives examples of different ways the design can be used for a variety of writing projects.

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This practical book contains more than one-hundred new ideas for book-making projects for children in grades K-6. Each section introduces a basic book form—e.g. a pop-up book, a shape book, a zigzag book or a flap book—and then gives examples of different ways the design can be used for a variety of writing projects.

Step-by-step instructions illustrate how to plan each project, draft the text, and construct the book. Get Writing! is packed with original projects that explore ...read more

About the Author(s)

Paul Johnson is an influential teacher, writer and artist, whose work has had a profound impact on the teaching of writing in primary schools. His many works on the book arts and his well-known workshops have led to book-making becoming an accepted part of school practice.

Table of Contents

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Introduction
Making the basic books
Making books and literacy
Shape books
Topsy-turvy books
Palaces, pyramids and more
Castle books
Contour books
Fold-away books
Animal books
Pocket folders
Folded cards
Surprise cards
Theatre books
Pop-up theatres
Backdrop pop-ups
Tower pop-ups
Puzzle books
Invisible-join books
Books with covers
Sewn books
Side-bound books
Accordion books
Stories in boxes
Lotus books
Firework books
Templates
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-2
Media: 64 pp/paper
Year: 2005
Item No: 8201
ISBN: 978-1-55138-201-2

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