Senior Creative Writing Class Shares Original Children's Stories with Kindergarten Students
This spring, Ms. Angelos’s Senior Creative Writing class took on the challenge of writing and illustrating their own children's stories, recently, they were able to share those stories with the kindergarten.
The Creative Writing class spent three weeks revisiting the world of children’s literature: exploring the RPS library, reading a variety of books, and analyzing what makes each of them a classic, for children and adults alike. Seniors then worked in pairs to write and illustrate their own original picture books.
Kindergarteners listened to each story and talked about the parts they liked best and also asked the authors how they created each story. One story featured a puzzle piece that got lost and several Kindergarten students really enjoyed how other toys helped the piece find its way back to the puzzle.
Seniors Mark Dale and Devin Gary wrote The Great Game about a game of chess, and when asked by one of the kindergarteners why the pictures had no color, explained that chess pieces are black and white!
The Kindergarteners also happily howled along with the main character of Luna the Husky, read about a penguin and a polar bear on a quest to see a sunset, and were charmed by the illustrations in Momo’s Orchestra, written and illustrated by Katherine Guo and Sally Tao.