We applied, our proposal was accepted, and now we're currently working on a digital publishing project with my fifth graders. I introduced the project to my fifth graders on Monday. They are creating a digital book about Alcatraz using iBooks Author.
It's been two days, and my students are already hooked on the project! I'll write a more detailed version of everything we're doing as the lessons continue. Also, Ellen and I will present the entire project at CUE Palm Springs in March!
Here are some images from the past two days:
|Lesson introduction: Students thought and chatted about|
our Alcatraz field trip this past October.
|Students then connected our writing workshop lessons|
with our Alcatraz field trip. What happened next was magic!
|The research began! These two students are|
researching to write a chapter about famous inmates.
|Whole group discussion to close our first day.|
|Students went through our shared pictures from the trip. Many|
of these images will be included in the book.
|The research continues on day two. These two students were|
researching the privileges and punishments for inmates.