The trait of presentation impacts the overall look of the product. It includes layout, design, color, white space, penmanship, typography, etc.
To encourage her fifth grade students to do their best on their final copies, Ashley Gustin of East Elementary (Pendleton, IN) offered a digital publishing opportunity through Studentreasures. Her students loved it! The requirements for the assignment included practicing Smekens-style introductions and conclusions, adding details, and using the traits to create a narrative writing suitable for an early elementary audience. The engagement is obvious in the students’ faces.
Contact Studentreasures to receive a free classbook kit. They will bind the original pages and send the classbook back to you at no cost. There is a charge for additional copies but no minimum requirement for ordering.
Article originally posted April 13, 2010 and updated in March 2019.