Have your kids always wanted to write a book?
Give your budding author the gift that keeps on giving, a book to co-write with Sophia the dog!
Kids even get to write their name on the cover and fill-in an "About the Author" page, complete with their picture.
- car rides
- hospital stays
- visiting grandparents
- a great birthday party activity!
Kids can even write it with their friends or each write their own version and compare. Is it a spooky story? A mystery? Funny? You decide!
Sophia's owner begins each chapter and Sophia jumps in.
Not long enough for kids to get bored.
The perfect gift for every child who loves dogs.
For the budding author in every family.
Sophia wants to write a book, but she can't because a dog can't hold a pen.
She needs your help.
Will you help Sophia write her story?
Young authors decide what will happen next.
Short enough to keep kids engaged. Long enough to allow the imagination to run wild.
The book ends with brainstorming for the next book and an introduction to storyboarding.
"Sophia Wants to Write a Book" is the perfect prize for summer reading programs. It can also be used for classes on story structure. Additional ideas are in The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease.
"Sophia Wants to Write a Book" teaches creative writing skills that cover these reading standards:
who, what, when, where and why
- describing how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges
- story structure
- differing points of view (narrator and characters)
- using illustrations to demonstrate understanding of characters, setting and plot
- compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story by different student authors
- describe characters in a story, including motivations and feelings, explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
- determine the theme of a story and summarize
- describe in-depth the character, setting or event, with specific details such as the characters' thoughts, words or actions
- quote accurately from the text when explaining what the text says explicitly and drawing inferences from it
- compare and contrast two characters, drawing on specific details of how the characters interact
- compare and contrast the point of view from which the story is narrated, including the difference between first and third person narrations
"Sophia Wants to Write a Book" explores fears, dreams, being faced with rules and being made to do an undesirable task (bathing). It is a great conversation starter, bonding tool and enjoyable home assignment.
Perfect for advanced 6 year olds through middle school.