Assignment: Children’s Book On Death
Children’s book about death: To write a children’s book that addresses the issues of death and dying in some way. Your book should be aimed at a specific age group, and the writing and illustrations should reflect that age group. As you write your book, consider what you learned about grief, grieving, coping with dying, and death as a child. Previous book examples can be found in the supplemental resources section. Powerpoint can be used to create your book. Be creative, but make sure your message is clear and simple to grasp.
Second part of Children’s book on death
The second part of this project requires you to write a one-page summary describing how you came up with your specific approach, the creative process, why you chose the age range you did, and anything else you would like your reader to know. OK with powerpoint – each slide represents one page of the book (with words and illustrations). Be creative, but make sure your message is clear and simple to grasp.
The second part of this project requires you to write a one-page summary describing how you came up with your specific approach, the creative process, why you chose the age range you did, and anything else you would like your reader to know.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
- Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, including a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
- Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
- One or two-sentence responses, simple statements of agreement, or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
- I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
- Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
- In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
- Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
- Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
- Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
- Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
- I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
- I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’s level and deduct points accordingly.
- As Masters’s level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
- It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
- For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
- Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
- Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
- Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
- The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
- Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
- If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
- I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
- As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
- Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
- Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
- Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.
Death and loss are inevitable elements of life, yet discussing such sensitive themes with children may be difficult.
There are various ways to engage in this discussion, and one effective method is to read literature. Children’s book authors have attempted to teach death, the feelings that follow loss, the grieving process, and other topics in age-appropriate ways.
To help parents with these discussions, we’ve compiled a list of 25 children’s books about death and mourning.
“The Invisible String” is a story about a string that is invisible to the
Little, Brown and Company is a publishing house that specializes in children’s
“The Invisible String” is a children’s book that helps them cope with painful emotions like bereavement and worry. (This is where you can get it.)
“Chester Raccoon And The Memorable Acorn”
Following the death of his companion Skiddel Squirrel in an accident, the title character comes to terms with his grief and learns to share and enjoy memories of their time together. (This is where you can get it.)
“I’ve been missing you”
This part of psychotherapist Pat Thomas’ “A First Look At” series helps young children understand death and loss. (This is where you can get it.)
“When Dinosaurs Die” is a documentary about the extinction of dinosaurs.
Little, Brown and Company is a publishing house that specializes in children’s
This guide on death and mourning covers themes such as the definitions of “dead” and “living,” the emotions that death elicits, how to say goodbye, and how to remember someone after they’ve passed away. (This is where you can get it.)
“The Memory Box” is a fictional character.
“The Memory Box” tells the narrative of a youngster who uses a special box of souvenirs and written recollections to handle the death of a loved one. (This is where you can get it.)
“Samantha Jane’s Missing Smile” is a song written by Samantha Jane.
The American Psychological Association (APA) is a professional organization dedicated to
The title character learns to cope with her grief after her father’s death by talking about her feelings. (This is where you can get it.)
“Ida, Ida, Ida, Ida, Ida,
Simon & Schuster is a publishing house based in New York.
In this touching narrative, a polar bear suffers with illness and the death of a companion. (This is where you can get it.)
“Cupcake’s Death” is a film about the death of a cupcake.
Publishing by the Human Consciousness Consortium
“Death Of Cupcake,” written from the perspective of a kid, begins a conversation on life, loss, and grief. (This is where you can get it.)