Author in You - Jose Aruego Classroom Activities









Activities for Author In You
Featuring Jose Aruego

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Activity #1
Supporting AKS:
(2LA_D2003-41) prewrite to generate ideas for writing from self-selected topics
(2LA_D2003-43) write stories with a setting, characters, and a beginning, middle, and end
(3LA_D2003-44) prewrite to generate ideas for writing from self-selected topics
(3LA_D2003-46) write paragraphs with topic sentences and details
((3LA_D2003-48) write ideas in story form with attention to sequence, main ideas, and supporting details
(3LA_D2003-50) incorporate story elements including setting, characters, and problem and solution (plot) in writing
(4LA_D2003-34) prewrite to generate ideas for writing from self-selected topics
(4LA_D2003-36) write ideas in story form with attention to sequence, main ideas, and supporting details
(5LA_D2003-38) prewrite to generate ideas for writing from self-selected topics
(5LA_D2003-40) write ideas in story form with attention to beginnings, sequence, main ideas, supporting details, and closing/clincher sentence

On the last page is “My Animal Alphabet” that José designed from the letters of the alphabet. (Note that each animal drawn with that letter begins with that letter.)
1. Have the children pick an animal and make a list of ideas of stories for the animal selected.
2. From the list of ideas, select the best idea and expand it into a story.
or
1. Have the children design their own animal with a letter of the alphabet and make a list of ideas of stories for the animal selected
2. From the list of ideas, select the best idea and expand it into a story.


Activity #2:
Supporting AKS:
(2LA_D2003-42) revise writing to improve fluency, topic, word choice, style, sentence structure, and organization
(3LA_D2003-52) revise writing to improve content , organization , and personal expression
(4LA_D2003-37) revise writing to improve fluency, content (descriptive words, strong verbs), organization, and style to match purposes with audience
(5LA_D2003-42) revise writing to improve fluency, content (descriptive words, strong verbs), organization, and style to match purposes with audience

Mr. Aruego writes and rewrites his story until it flows. He then extends his story through the pictures. José has an additional challenge in his books because the picture book format is told with text and pictures in 32 pages.
1. Have the children take one of their stories that could be told in picture book format.
2. Revise it to be told in 32 pages. (This is the number of pages authors have to tell their story in picture books.) To help them plan their story, have them do it in storyboard.
3. After the story is organized and rewritten, the student will then plan the illustrations that could be added to enhance the story. (Use José’s books as an example of good illustrating. His illustrations extend and give additional details to the story. They do not repeat the story with illustrations.)
or
1. Have the children take one of their stories that could be told in picture book format.
2. Revise it to be told in 32 pages. (This is the number of pages authors have to tell their story in picture books.) To help them plan their story, have them do it in storyboard.
3. After the story is organized and rewritten, collect the stories and have an unknown person illustrate the story. Since most illustrators do not collaborate with the author, do not allow the children to discuss this process.
4. When the illustrations are finished, collect and redistribute to the author. Read the stories and discuss to determine if the illustrations match the purpose of the story and improve its understanding.

Activity #3
Supporting AKS
(2LA_D2003-48) use available technology to assist in writing
(3LA_D2003-55) use available technology to assist in writing
(4LA_D2003-42) use available technology to assist in writing
(5LA_D2003-46) use available technology to assist in writing

After the children have written their stories:
1. Have the students use the Student Writing Center or another desktop publishing program to publish the final story.
2. Have the children use Microsoft Word to write and edit their story.
3. Have the students scan their illustrations to be inserted into text and printed or into a PowerPoint presentation for telling.

Websites
Background Information
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmr/mtai/aruego_dewey.html
http://www.harpercollins.com/global_scripts/product_catalog/author_xml.asp?authorid=11745

Gregory the Terrible Eater
http://www.eduplace.com/tview/pages/g/Gregory_the_Terrible_Eater_Mitchell_Sharmat.html
http://www.canlearn.com/READINGR/Gregory.html
http://pbskids.org/readingrainbow/family/activities/activity11.html
http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/crc/webquest/gregory/
http://www.scilitlinks.org/terribleater.htm
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Health/Nutrition/NUT0002.html
http://serp.la.asu.edu/Health_dir/Health_dir12/GregBadE.pdf
http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/MonsonUnits/AmyHal/Nutrition.html
http://eesc.oregonstate.edu/agcomwebfile/EdMat/html/4-H/4-H6830L/2Lesson.pdf
http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/Health/Nutrition/NUT0017.html

Leo the Late Bloomer
http://www.eduplace.com/tview/tviews/l/leothelatebloomer.html
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/elementary/projects/wil/Leo_the_Late_Bloomer_Activity_Card.pdf
http://web.bsu.edu/00smtancock/EDRDG430/activities/leo.htm
http://www.learningtogive.org/lessons/unit155/lesson1.html
http://www.learningtogive.org/lessons/unit156/lesson3.html

Milton the Early Riser
http://www.promotega.org/wga30058/panda_books.htm

Whose Mouse Are You?
http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson152/sample.pdf

Books by Jose Aruego
1970--Juan and the Asuangs; A Tale of Philippine Ghosts and Spirits.
1970--Symbiosis: A Book of Unusual Friendships
1971—Pilyo the Piranha
1976—Crocodile’s Tale
1978--Rum Pum Pum: A Folk Tale from India
1979—Look What I Can Do
1988—We Hide, You Seek
1988—Rockabye Crocodile: A Folktale from the Philippines
1999—Safe, Warm, and Snug
2003—Splash
2004—Weird Friends

Books Illustrated by Jose Aruego
1969—The King and His Friends, by
1970—Toucan Two and Other Poems, by Jack Prelutsky
1970—Parakeets and Peach Pies, by Kay Smith
1971--What Is Pink? [A Poem], by Christina Georgina Rossetti
1971—The Day They Parachuted Cats on Borneo, by Charlotte Pomerantz
1971—Leo the Late Bloomer, by Robert Kraus
1971—Zoo Doings and Other Poems, by Jack Prelutsky
1972—Good Night, by Elizabeth Coatsworth
1972—The Chick and the Duckling, by Mirra Ginsburg
1974—Herman the Helper, by Robert Kraus
1974—Mushroom in the Rain, by Mirra Ginsburg
1974-- Marie Louise & Christophe, by Nancy Savage Carlson
1974—Owliver, by Robert Krauss
1975-- Sea Frog, City Frog, by Dorothy Van Woerkom
1975-- Marie Louise's Heyday, by Nancy Savage Carlson
1975—Three Friends, by Robert Krauss
1975--How the Sun Was Brought Back to the Sky, by Mirra Ginsburg
1976—Boris Bad Enough, by Robert Krauss
1977-- Runaway Marie Louise, by Nancy Savage Carlson
1977—Noel the Coward, by Robert Kraus
1977—If Dragon Flies Made Honey, by David Khedian
1977--The Strongest One of All, by Mirra Ginsburg
1978--Mitchell is Moving, by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
1979--Never Say Ugh to a Bug, by Norma Farber
1979—Musical Max, by RobertKrauss
1980—Another Mouse to Feed, by Robert Krauss
1980—Mouse Work, by Robert Kraus
1980—Where Does the Sun Go at Night?, by Mirra Ginsburg
1980—Brownies’ ABC, by Robert Kraus
1980—Gregory the Terrible Eater, by Mitchell Sharmat
1981—Leo the Late Bloomer Bakes a Cake, by Robert Kraus
1981—Lizard’s Song, by George Shannon
1981--Marie Louise & Christophe at the Carnival, by Nancy Savage Carlson
1982—Dance Away, by George Shannon
1983—The Surprise, by George Shannon
1984—One Duck, Another Duck, by Charlotte Pomerantz
1986—Whose Mouse are You?, by Robert Kraus
1986—They Thought They Saw Him, by Craig Strete
1987—Alligator Arrived with Apples: A Potluck Alphabet Feast , by Crescent Dragonwagon
1987--Come Out and Play Little Mouse, by Robert Kraus
1987—Mert the Blurt, by Robert Kraus
1987—Milton the Early Riser, by Robert Kraus
1988—Boris Bad Enough, by Robert Kraus
1988--Another Mouse to Feed, by Robert Kraus
1989—Where Are You Going Little Mouse?, by Robert Kraus
1989—Pork and Beans: Play Date, by Jovial Bob Stine.
1992—Merry-Go-Round: Four Stories, by Mirra Ginsburg
1993—Alligators and Others All Year Long!: A Book of Months, by Crescent Dragonwagon
1995--April Showers, by George Shannon
1995—Birthday Rhymes, Special Times, by Bobbye S. Goldstein
1996—Mitchell is Moving, by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
1996--They Thought They Saw Him, by Craig Kee Strete
1997--Star of the Circus, by Mary B. and Michael R. Sampson
1997—Runaway Marie Louise, by Natalie Savage Carlson
1998—Little Louie the Baby Bloomer, by Robert Kraus
1998—Five Little Ducks, by Raffi
1998—Two Greedy Bears, retold by Mirra Ginsburg
1998—Little Louie The Baby Bloomer, by Robert Kraus
1999--Lizard’s Home, by George Shannon
2000—Mouse in Love, by Robert Kraus
2001--How Chipmunk Got His Stripes, retold by Joseph Bruchac
2001—The Big Big Wall, by Reginald Howard
2002—Rosa Raposa, by F. Campoy
2002—The Littlest Wolf, by Larry Dane Brimner
2003—Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems, by Judy Sierra
2003--Lizard’s Guest, by George Shannon
2003--Turtle’s Race with Beaver, retold by Joseph and James Bruchac
2004--Duck, Duck, Goose!: A Coyote’s on the Loose! by Karen Beaumont
2004--Raccoon’s Last Race, retold by Joseph and James Bruchac

Book Awards and Honors
Boston Globe-Hornbook Award
1974 Honor Book—Herman the Helper, by Robert Kraus
Nebraska’s Golden Sower Award
Nominees—We Hide, You Seek, Dance Away, by George Shannon
Outstanding Filipino Abroad in the Arts Award
1976—Awarded by the government