Grade 3

Digital Informational Writing

Innovative Designer
Koala

Overview‚Äč

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

Learning Objectives

Students will:

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

Vocabulary

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.

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 informational 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

Apps. Extensions, Add-ons

Websites:
StoryJumper

Story Jumper Tutorial

Story Jumper Tutorial

How to Create a StoryJumper Book

CONTENT AREA RESOURCES

ELA

Students improve their writing and fluency.

Math

Students create a math book showing different skills.

Science

Students create a book on current science topics.

Social Studies

 Students create a book on current SS topics.

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