Adventure Books

“Okay second graders, today we are going to make our very own adventure books! I want you to pull on your thinking caps and think about your most exciting adventure EVER. Then we’re going to get our iPads out and make our very own books that tell the class about your adventure. “

Have students browse the example book first and then have them get started on their very own in the book creator app.


Why I Deserve a Dog – Opinion Writing!

Grade: 4/5

Subject: Writing

Goal: The goal of this book is to give an example of how to write an opinion piece. I chose to write about why I think I deserve a dog in my family. By reading this, students can see a complete example of what opinion writing looks like and the format to follow. There is also a checklist in the book for students to use when they are writing their own opinion pieces.

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ABC Book Time

Alphabet Picture by Geralt on Pixabay

For this lesson, Kindergartens will use their knowledge about the alphabet book to make their own ABC book. This lesson will come after students have gone through the alphabet with each letter of the day’s lessons so they know the corresponding words for each page.

Students can choose their own words or use the example book for reference. Once picking their words students will look up stock photos, draw a picture, or take a picture of something around them that starts with the corresponding letter.

Then students can add to the book throughout the year as they learn new words. This allows students to apply their knowledge in a way that makes sense to them and the book can be a work in progress as a reference point throughout the year. This is also a fun way for students to learn how to use Book Creator for future projects throughout the year/in their future education.

Here is an example book that students can see. It also includes an alphabet video for students to watch.

Klass Kanji Kollection!

The book I made is a resource for students learning Japanese. I think that this is appropriate for students in middle school and up. Each page focuses on a Kanji character and includes that character’s readings, English meaning, and different Japanese combinations/words you can find it in. Ideally, I would like the students themselves to be making the dictionary, adding to it as they learn more kanji. To make it more organized, I’d probably split the class into groups and have those groups take turns adding to our dictionary for every unit of new kanji introduced (For example, in the book I embedded, the unit would be days of the week and one group would be assigned to create those pages). Alongside the basic information about the Kanji, I would encourage them to use pictures, icons, and other cute designs to make the book more meaningful and personalized. It would be nice if they could insert a GIF of the stroke order, but unfortunately, this book creator didn’t allow me to insert GIFs so I stuck to images instead.

Featured image: Photo by Yifeng Lu on Unsplash

The Adventures of the Digraphs!

Audience: First Grade

Topic: ELA, Digraphs

Purpose: The purpose of this story is to give students practice with reading and decoding the digraphs “CH,” “SH,” “TH,” and “PH.” This book introduces the students to the four different digraph characters and the characters tell stories or talk about themselves, using primarily words that begin with or have their digraph letters within the word. This will help students recognize when digraphs are at the beginning of and within a variety of words. This book will help students with their alliteration as well, as many of the sounds on the respective digraph page is the same.

The Unique Life of Ms. Circle

Audience: Kindergarten

Topic(s): Math and SEL

Purpose: This would be a great book to use to show students, especially younger ones, three great things. First of all, it can introduce younger students to Book Creator, letting them start to understand the platform and its use. Secondly, this lesson would be a great way to teach kindergarteners about shapes and the differences between different shapes. For example, what makes a circle, a circle. Last, but not least, this book can help develop students’ SEL. The book comes with a moral and teaches students at a very basic level how to treat others.


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Phonics Practice

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Audience: 1st grade, literacy

Purpose: This book is meant to reinforce what students will have learned about vowel teams. In the Fundations curriculum, students are constantly asked to verbalize the concepts they learn so this book would be a tool for students to independently quiz themselves on vowel teams, their sounds, and the words associated with each team. The book includes audio recordings, images, a YouTube video, and a post-quiz so that students can have plenty of practice resources.

Sneaky Silent ‘e’

E Image by Greg Rosenke

Description of BookCreator Book: Great book for first graders! This book is all about silent ‘e’ and how it changes the sound of short vowels to long vowels. The purpose of this book is to help students practice recognizing when the silent ‘e’ is in a word. It is also great to read to students who struggle with spelling of certain words that include silent ‘e’.