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?
Finally, a book that kids write themselves.
This book looks like a real book, because it IS a real book!
Sophia's owner begins each chapter and Sophia jumps in.
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 Handbookby 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.