An amazing workshop today on Bookmaking - by K Ramnath Chandrasekhar. This was the first of the 4 sessions and was attended by students from Grades 4-7.
After the children had watched a documentary on the conservation efforts to save the Amur Falcon, they brainstormed what kind of people create change. They then created a group story. Ramnath taught how to create a story map using the group story.
Then children spent time creating a synopsis, drawing the characters and making story maps. Ramnath emphasized the goal - the creation of stories around social issues. This will be a take off point for the next step where they start working on actual books.
Absolutely brilliant. Wish I was more than just a fly on the wall!