Office of Instructional Technology
Saddle Rock/South High eBook Project
During the spring of 2016, 25 fourth- and fifth-grade budding authors at Saddle Rock School worked collaboratively with student artists at South High School to produce joyful picture eBooks as part of our 1:1 iPad Initiative, samples of which are posted below.
In preparation for the project, Saddle Rock students studied components of picture books, including language repetition, design, structure, story elements, problems/solutions, and character development. Melissa Diamond, Saddle Rock enrichment teacher, who originated the book project, said that she has been doing this project for several years, using the school's fifth-graders as book illustrators. "This year," she said, "in order to simulate a real-world author/illustrator relationship, I contacted South High to enlist their art students."
At South High, 37 student artists in Studio Art II and Advanced Studio Art read the manuscripts and created illustrations for the picture books, bringing them to life. South High Art Department Head Karen Cuchel said, "Illustrating someone else's story worked perfectly with the Studio Art curriculum as students thought about the power of images to reinforce a text and also tell a story of their own."
When the project was completed, Saddle Rock authors joined the South High artists in a celebratory gathering in the South High Library. Artwork was on display and some Saddle Rock students read their stories aloud. In addition, Saddle Rock students asked questions of the South High students and learned about the illustration process.
At Saddle Rock, the project was under the guidance of Ms. Diamond and Nicole Alexander, technology staff developer. At South High, Ms. Cuchel and Katherine Saltoun, art teacher, oversaw their artists.Author: Matthew Schlomo
Illustrator: Silvia ChookA Case of the Smalls
Author: Alexa Schwartz
Illustrator: Amanda Shen
Cover: Elizabeth SmithAlong for the Ride
Author: William Pyun
Illustrator: Ava Chen
Illustrator: Irene ParkA Tale from the City
Author: Ciaran Palma
Illustrator:Rui Hua Jing
Illustrator: Linshuang YuanA "Trip" to Trouble
Author: Gabby FederAudrey's Birthday
Author: Renee Lam
Illustrator: Joe Eun KangFuyu the Wise
Author: Jessica Xu
Illustrator: Mari BijimenianI am the Ruler
Author: Allison Lee
Illustrator: Rachel MossMax
Illustrator: GabriellaNoah's Visit to the City
Author: Zachary Hyman
Illustrator: Anthony Sokolov