Please and Thank You, or I Will Spank You
*Teaching Life Lessons to Children*
Do you remember your parents teaching you lessons by scaring you with drastic consequences?
“If you don’t eat your vegetables, we won’t go to Disney World.”
“If you don’t clean your room, a fairy dies.”
“If you don’t brush your teeth, they will all fall out while you sleep.”
*For children, setting a cause and effect relationship within teaching life lessons can have a profound effect on their behavior.
Did your parents ever compare and contrast two people, maybe even you with someone else, to teach you how to act?
“Jessica is so well-behaved. Why can’t you be like her?”
“Look how polite John is being to his grandmother. You need to be like that.”
*Comparing and contrasting people is another way children learn how to act and behave towards others.
For your project, you will create a children’s book that uses one of these methods: cause and effect OR compare and contrast. Your goal is to teach a child one life lesson. Have fun with it, but please take it seriously.
1. Life lesson (using one of the methods discussed above)
2. Characters acting in your story
4. Pictures, from computer or hand-drawn. Minimum of 5
5. 2 pages of typed, double spaced, 12-pointfont, Times New Roman (Your pictures do not count towards your page count. I’d suggest typing the two pages first and then adding the pictures.)
To Be Successful:
1. Brainstorm your ideas
2. Develop your characters
3. Make sure writing is age appropriate
4. Make an outline if necessary
5. Make sure your writing has flair (your audience needs excitement: short attention spans)
6. Use pictures that elaborate on the text to help for understanding
Due Date: October 10th