Nadine Johnson is a published author of numerous children’s books. During her Engaged Learning Experiences (ELEs), she leads students through the writing process, helping them experience an authentic writing and illustration process.

Sample ELE: Each student will write and illustrate a short story connected to a topic selected by the teacher. During the writing process, students will partner up and provide each other with critiques. After their books are completed, the students will present their stories to the class.

Students will learn how to use nouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives to create lasting pictures in the minds of readers. They will learn how to give feedback and accept constructive criticism from their peers. They will learn how to use words and art to bring a story to life. They will also develop presentation skills by sharing their book with the class.








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