Grade 2

Digital Story Writing

Innovative Designer
kid with book and hearts

Overview

Students have fun creating, sharing and reading their own digital storybook created on StoryJumper.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Be able to create their own story, add illustrations and writing as well as read their own story.
  • Be able to write and then read for fluency.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Words:

  1. Fluency: Fluency is the ability to speak accurately and clearly.
     
  2. Collaborate: To collaborate is to work together.
     
  3. Template: A template is the material used as a pattern.

Pre-planning

To prepare for this lesson:

Note: The teacher can create books for class collaboration.

Accommodations

See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources. 

Steps

Directions for this activity:

  1. Have students log onto their storyjumper account.
  2. Students click on create new book.
  3. Students should watch the introduction video for basic instructions.

Assessment Options

Different options for assessing the students:

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • Have students share books with the class for observation.
  • The teacher provides a rubric.

MITECS Competencies & ISTE STANDARDS

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Innovative Designer​​​​​​​
4a. Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.
4b. Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.
4c. Students develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process.
​​​​​​​4d. Students exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.

Devices and Resources

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad 

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

App, Extension, or Add-on:

Websites:
How to Create a StoryJumper Book

StoryJumper

StoryJumper Video Tutorial

Story Jumper Video Tutorial

CONTENT AREA RESOURCES

ELA

Students work on writing and fluency,

Math

Create math book showing different skills.

Science

Create a book on current science topics.

Social Studies

Create a book on current SS topics.

CREDITS
This task card was created by Julie Hoehing, Lake Shore Public Schools, February 2020.