1. Write a children’s book. Your book must include:
a. At least three characters;
b. A conflict or plot;
c. Reflect the research you did on your issue – You may wish to directly cite and reference the research or to explain a concept from the research to your reader, but your book should be teaching and telling the research to the reader. This is the meat of the grade.
d. Teach the reader about the issue without being preachy
e. Be at least 1000 words over 12 pages; with illustrations
f. Have at least eight illustrations of your own generation (you draw! – either electronically or by hand and scan)
g. You may draw on ipads using Adobe Sketch or Draw, or any other drawing app, or you may draw by hand – totally up to you.
h. You will publish it as one document and upload it as a PDF to Canvas.
i. You may not write about cleaning the beach, or the playground, or the ocean — this is not to be a story about a kid rallying his friends to clean the earth. This plot should tell a story and teach the research.
Topics you may research and write about:
1. Food waste
It should be typed in MLA 8TH formatting — double spaced
1302 Student Learning Outcomes addressed in this assignment
· Demonstrate knowledge of the individual and collaborative research processes
· Develop ideas and synthesize primary and secondary sources within focused academic arguments, including one or more research-based essays
· Write in a style that clearly communicates meaning, builds credibility, and inspires belief or action
· Apply the conventions of style manuals for specific academic disciplines.
English Department Outcomes Met
· Write in appropriate genres using varied rhetorical strategies.
· Write in appropriate genres to explain and evaluate rhetorical and/or literary strategies employed in argument, persuasion, and various genres.
· Employ research in academic writing styles and use appropriate documentation style.
· Communicate ideas effectively through discussion.
HCC Core Objectives
· Critical Thinking Skills — to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
· Communication Skills — to include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication.
· Personal Responsibility — to include the ability to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision-making.
· Teamwork — to include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal