This is Day 21 of 31 of the Slice of Life Writing Challenge by www.twowritingteachers.wordpress.com.
I looked forward to Friday afternoon all week. One of my first grade classes was ready to have its Writing Celebration after creating their digital books using the www.bookemon.com website in my Computer Lab classroom. This site, which also has an app called Book Press, allowed my students to generate How To Books after composing their How To Books on paper with their homeroom teacher.
The kids read each others’ digital books on iPads today and gave compliments on index cards. The teacher had asked me to not correct their spelling and allow it to be published using their invented spelling that kids had composed on paper. I gave each student a roll of Smarties candy as my way of celebrating their hard work. The excitement of students was evident as they joyfully commented on their friends’ digital books. I love how that kids light up when their writing is shared!
The books will be shared also with students’ families. Their teacher will send families a class code and password that she created when she set up her class account. Students have unique usernames so kids will be able to log in at home to share their books. Parents could choose to purchase a hard copy of the book too. Here are a few images of the How To Books: