by Alana Pedalino
If your very favorite book in the whole wide world doesn’t exist yet…then you can create it yourself!
That’s what Henley learns in My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World by Malcolm Mitchell—and a lesson that first grade teacher Kriscia Cabral passes on to her students using this engaging creative writing activity.
Watch Kriscia’s Book Talks teacher review video, and then try the activity inspired by her lesson plan to encourage your students to write their own very favorite book in the whole wide world.
Ask your students to:
1. Fold two pages of blank paper in half.
2. Draw a cover and write their names.
3. Write and illustrate their stories.
4. Color their illustrations.
5. Ask an adult to help them staple the spines of their books together.
Encouraging your students to create their own “favorite books” is a great way to help them practice their creative writing skills—and to help them find similar books to fall in love with!
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