Grade 3

Digital Informational Writing

Innovative Designer


Students have fun creating, sharing and reading their own digital animal informational book created on StoryJumper.

Students will:

  • Be able to create their own animal informational book add illustrations and writing as well as read their own report. 

Vocabulary Words:

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

To prepare for this lesson:

Note: The teacher can create books for class collaboration.

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

Directions for this activity:

  1. Have students log onto their StoryJumper account.

  2. Students click on create a new book.

  3. Students should watch the introduction video for basic instructions.

Different options for assessing the students:

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

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.

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

Apps. Extensions, Add-ons

How to Create a StoryJumper Book




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This task card was created by Julie Hoehing, Lake Shore Public Schools. February 2020. Updated November 2023.