For my storyboard, I changed the plot and details of the original story (which can be viewed above) immensely. Using The Rainbow Fish as a model, I focused on developing an introduction, rising action, a climax and a resolution as well as trying to teach a moral lesson to my potential young readers. Most of my effort, however, went into envisioning, planning and drawing the illustrations. I hope you enjoy both the storyline and the artwork!


Being told that the piece you choose in the first weeks of class is the piece you will work with all semester – the piece you will have to rethink, restructure, repurpose and remediate – is an unnerving introduction into a writing course. Generally, I write something to turn it in. Then, I turn it in, forget about it and move on to the next assignment. The repurposing project forced me to bury myself in past works and emerge with something I wanted to ruminate on for months and months. My earlier academic work just didn’t interest me enough to warrant extra months of thought and hard work. And I felt that my most recent academic work was best presented in its current form. So, I moved outside of academia and to a fictional story I created with my best friend, Allie, at recess one day in the second grade. The story was perfect for repurposing into a children’s book. This story also lent itself to expanding my creativity, something I was deadset on cultivating. My original idea was to create a storyboard that would be presented to a publishing company for my repurposing project and later, for my remediation project, produce the physical children’s book. As you will see as you move through my portfolio, my vision for the remediation project changed once I completed my repurposing project. 


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Image of the book "The Rainbow Fish"

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