In this lesson, students will be asked to read a grade level appropriate story and make a digital storyboard that includes the basic elements of the story. These elements are: characters, setting, beginning, middle and end. They will illustrate the key elements of the story and use Apple Keynote to create and present a digital slideshow retelling of the story.
1st/2nd grade: Students will use a visual, physically involved activity to understand and categorize fiction/narrative and non-fiction/informational books.
After reading Goldilocks aloud, students will retell identifying the main events and the problem. In collaboration with the classroom teacher they will complete a chair design challenge. The lesson will close by discussing how experiences with fiction and nonfiction can help them solve real life problems with people and objects.
Guiding students to choose an appropriate library book. The “I PICK” book method.Allowing students to choose their own books in the school library setting is a very important library best practice. The I PICK the right book method represents a list of steps the students can practice to learn and relearn this skill. This lesson can be used as a first of the year library lesson and retaught throughout the year as a reinforcement for this library skill.