In TechnoBookmaking, elementary students make, print, and share books. They use inspiring templates to publish a unique collection. Each assignment teaches a new word processing skill. Lessons explain how to make a tiny picture book, flip flap story, unfolding riddle book, layer book of facts, bookmarks, and greeting card. Place the publications on a bookshelf or put a fresh twist on a Young Authors Conference. Optional activities include additional templates that offer unlimited creativity. PowerPoint or Google Slides lessons integrate technology in the classroom and provide fun writing activities for primary students.
Fun Writing Activities for Elementary Students
Spark the interest of reluctant writers. Have them become authors and illustrators of fiction and non-fiction books.
Teach Word Processing and Writing Skills
Lessons support students throughout the writing process. They organize their ideas, express their thoughts, and edit the text. This improves spelling, grammar, and sentence structure. They also learn how to format text and arrange objects.
Integrate Technology in the Classroom
The lessons in TechnoBookmaking are adaptable. Use the templates in a digital literacy class, or as part of a language arts or social studies unit.
Discover the Possibilities
Topics are open-ended to personalize learning. Here are some book title suggestions: Days of the Week, Explore Our City, Animal Habitats, My Family, Farm Sounds, Famous People, All About Volcanoes.
Display the books in the classroom or library. Or have students take part in a book exchange, reading circle, or book buddies' program. The unique writing activities for elementary students will spark an interest in young authors.
View Accordion Book
Assignment 1 Make a Tiny Picture Book
Publish a mini wordless picture book using an accordion style template and images.
Assignment 2 Create a Flip Flap Book
Write and illustrate a story using a template that reveals a hidden object behind a flap.
Assignment 3 Make a Folding Riddle Book
Devise clues to create a riddle book using a template with tabs that unfold to display the answer.
Assignment 4 Design a Layer Book of Facts
Summarize facts using a template that includes layered headings to classify information.
Assignment 5 Craft Bookmarks
Express a love of reading by adjusting the object order of text and images to design bookmarks.
Assignment 6 Send an Invitation or Greeting Card
Design an invitation to a book sharing event or make a thank you card for an author.
Assignment 7 Share Books
Celebrate authorship. Start a book club, lead a bookmaking workshop, or exchange stories.
Integrate Technology in the Classroom
Optional Word Processing and Language Arts Activities
- Discover Accordion Style Books: Use templates and folding techniques to make books.
- Make Flip Flap Books: Make a story with a hidden item below a flap. Book ideas included.
- Write a Story That Unfolds: Create a story with pages that unfold to show a surprise ending.
- Build Fast Fact Books: Make a book with strips that peel away to show facts.
- Publish Story Books: Write a story using a template. Activity includes story starter ideas.
- Get Story Ideas: Use a story generator to pick a character, setting, and plot.
- Plan a Story: Organize ideas using a planner to sketch the beginning, middle, and end.
Story Writing Activities for Elementary Students using Templates
There are many benefits to bookmaking. Making books is fun. The activity motivates reluctant writers and develops writing skills. Bookmaking provides a real audience and boosts reading skills when the stories are shared with others. TechnoBookmaking writing activities for elementary students integrate technology in the classroom and enhance word processing and presentation skills. Bookmaking lessons spark creativity, personalize learning, and develop a positive attitude towards books. Everything teachers need - fun templates, flashcards, parent letter, certificate, skill summary and more - is included in the one-of-a-kind writing skills activities for students.
Express thoughts through writing
Plan and organize ideas
Use templates to construct books
Apply bookmaking techniques
Share books with an audience
Create a wordless picture book
Produce a flip book that hides an item
Write a riddle book that unfolds
Organize facts to make a layer book
Publish fiction and non-fiction books
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