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The Great Neck Public Schools

1:1 iPad Initiative
Saddle Rock/South High
Collaborative eBook Project
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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, all 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.

 

basketball
A Basketball Problem

Author: Matthew Schlomo
Illustrator: Silvia Chook


case
A Case of the Smalls

Author: Alexa Schwartz
Illustrator: Amanda Shen
Cover: Elizabeth Smith
along
Along for the Ride

Author: William Pyun
Illustrator: Ava Chen
Illustrator: Irene Park
tale
A Tale from the City

Author: Ciaran Palma
Illustrator:Rui Hua Jing
Illustrator: Linshuang Yuan
trip
A "Trip" to Trouble

Author: Gabby Feder



audrey
Audrey's Birthday

Author: Renee Lam
Illustrator: Joe Eun Kang


fuyu
Fuyu the Wise

Author: Jessica Xu
Illustrator: Mari Bijimenian
ruler
I am the Ruler

Author: Allison Lee
Illustrator: Rachel Moss
max
Max

Author: Patrick
Illustrator: Gabriella
noah
Noah's Visit to the City

Author: Zachary Hyman
Illustrator: Anthony Sokolov
worry
Not A Cause of Worry

Author: Elizabeth Levine
Illustrator: Yiwen Chang
Illustrator: Stephanie Lin
panic
Panic in the Supermarket

Author: Jonathan Shen
Illustrator: Ashley Kim


pedal
Pedal Max, Pedal

Author: David Feuer
Illustrator: Annie Zhang


pumped
Pumped Up, Let Down

Author: Sophia Rosenberg
Illustrator: Lynthpher Jiang
Illustrator: Jeff Yu
red
Red, Yellow, Blue & Purple

Author: Dylan Plattg
Illustrator: Queenie Kong


stage
Stage Fright

Author: Lillian Wu
Illustrator: Sarina Chan
Illustrator: Sarah Khan
team
Team of Courage

Author: Joy Song
Illustrator: Misbah Ashraf


pen
The Pen

Author: Sue Zhang
Illustrator: Jack Doremus
Illustrator: Shaminta Hamidian
race
The Race to Friendship

Author: Sigal Weitzman
Illustrator: Gianna Malfi
Illustrator: Elizabeth Segarra
choice
The Right Choice

Author: Eli Newman
Illustrator: Cherry Wang


think
Think, Think, Think!

Author: Rebecca Bernstein



tommy
Tommy & The Wonderful Piano

Author: Jolynn Huan
Illustrator: Ashley Kim
Illustrator: Anna Zhou
two
Two Scouts, Two Friends

Author: Eleanor Gdu
Illustrator: Stella Yu


when
When I Grow Up

Author: Zoe Lyakhov
Illustrator: Jake Dieber


willow
Willow Lane

Author: Zach Lipp
Illustrator: George Cai
Illustrator: Jaysen Zhang

 


Marc Epstein
District Technology Director
Great Neck Public Schools
Phipps Administration Building
345 Lakeville Road
Great Neck, NY 11020
E-Mail - mepstein@greatneck.k12.ny.us


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