Grace is so proud of her gift to Harris, and I am so proud of her for working on it so hard and diligently for the past three weeks. One of her favorite things to do at school is to write stories, so she decided to write a story book for Harris. She knew right away that she wanted it to be about pirates with Harris as the main character.
I printed out a story board for her to start with and that really helped her get the general flow of her story.
Once she was done with the storyboard we let her dictate the details to us and we typed them up. I feel like at this point it is more important for her to tell a story than it is for her to physically write the story. Once she had the story the way she wanted it she began to work on the illustrations. For the actual book we used a bare book which I always have on hand for when inspiration strikes (that's the teacher in me).
Here are a few of the pages from her book, The Story of Pirate Harris.