Create Your Own Book
Tiny Authors

Beginner

Have your child tell you a story using photographs or drawings and make it into a book.

Tip: Story topics include family, friends, pets, and imaginary creatures.

Intermediate

Create a book using photographs or drawings, and have your child practice printing words about the story. 

Tip: Try tracing, copying, or printing, depending on your child’s interest. 

Experienced

Create a picture book and write short sentences for each page using beginning, middle, and end storylines. 

Tip: Plan out your story before writing it. 

Reference: Campana, K. & Dresang, E. T. (2012). Bridging the early literacy gulf. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 48(1), 104 Fountas and Pinnell, Continuum of Literacy Learning. 2011

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Why is this important?

This activity helps children become familiar with storylines.

Looking for more information?

Check out our Handwriting Guide, Sight Words sheet, English Letter Sounds resources, as well as printable Story Templates!