Drag and drop the pdf file you saved in Step 2 into the selection box; or click the select button and go and get your file.
Click to read your book!
Have your students written stories using TechnoStories or journals using TechnoJournal? They will be delighted to make flip books from their creations and share their links with their friends, teachers, or parents!
Is there a way to spark student interest in the writing process? Yes, there is!
Use technology to engage primary students using the book templates in TechnoStories, a unique computer project that integrates language arts curriculum with technology. TechnoStories is designed especially for young children to develop beginning keyboarding and word processing skills. They learn to write, illustrate, and edit an original storybook using Google Docs or Microsoft Word.
TechnoStories follows the stages of the writing process with fun, appealing, and inviting activities:
Organize Ideas: A planning sheet allows young students to sketch their ideas. They plan the beginning, middle, and end of their story. Book titles are included as a source of inspiration.
Draft Writing: In TechnoStories, students use a book template with a title page and three story pages to write and illustrate their story. Word processing skills such as how to format text and images are applied from previous assignments. Sentence starters support writing.
Edit Writing: Students use electronic tools to correct errors. A checklist is provided to help proofread the publication.
Publish Writing: The completed storybook is shared as students send a link by email to their teacher, friend, or parent. Optional instructions are provided to print or transform the document into an animated flipbook using a free online service.
Reflection: Students identify their strengths as writers by rating their word processing ability, quality of story writing, and effort.
Turn your students into enthusiastic young authors with TechnoStories!
The latest addition to TechnoKids’ new line of technology projects created for Google Docs and Microsoft Word is TechnoStories, designed for Grades 1 to 3. This project builds basic word processing and keyboarding skills for beginners.
Teach beginning word processing skills with TechnoStories templates.
Designed especially for young students, TechnoStories includes Google Docs and Microsoft Word templates that minimize the amount of keyboarding required to write a story. As a result, student success and interest is enhanced.
Develop Word Processing Skills in Primary Students
Students begin by learning to edit a story template about My Puppy. All samples spark their interest in story writing and give them clear examples of the story they will create. Students are introduced to basic word processing skills as they format the font, size, and color of particular words.
Next, they view a story template about a day at school. The story includes all the words but the illustrations are missing. Students repeat formatting skills taught in the previous assignment and then learn how to search for and resize pictures.
The next step is an About Me template. Students finish the sentence starters to write the story and then practice adding pictures.
Plan, Write, Illustrate, Edit, and Publish a Story
Before writing their own story, students sketch out a story planner. The planning sheet must include a beginning, a middle, and an end. Suggested titles and sentence starters throughout the instructions spark the interest of young writers. Then they apply and practice all of the new skills to complete an original story.
The story is edited for spelling and a checklist is completed to build organizational skills and to ensure that all parts of the writing assignment have been completed.
Finally, the story is shared with friends, parents, and/or teachers by email. To complete the writing process, students fill out a simple reflection sheet about their work.
Story Writing Activities for Primary Students
Extension activities at the end of the project challenge students to practice additional word processing and keyboarding skills, try optional enrichment techniques, get inspired with more story writing ideas, and use a free online service to make an animated flip book.