ALEX Learning Activity

  

This is the Book for you! Digital Book Reviews

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Charissa Smith
System:Alabama Department of Education
School:Alabama Department of Education
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 1918
Title:
This is the Book for you! Digital Book Reviews
Digital Tool/Resource:
Flipgrid
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

This activity is for students to create a digital book review.  In their review, they will summarize a book and provide 2 - 3 reasons they recommend the book.  Students will use the Flipgrid platform to create this review.

This activity was created as a result of the DLCS COS Resource Development Summit.<

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 1
28 ) With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers. [W.1.6]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 1
34 ) Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly. [SL.1.4]


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.1.34- Describe familiar people, places, things, and events when communicating.


Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 1
R1) Identify, demonstrate, and apply personal safe use of digital devices.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • will demonstrate responsible uses of devices when given support and guidance from an adult.
  • will demonstrate responsible uses of software when given support and guidance from an adult.
  • will explain why safety is important when using computing devices and the internet.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • personal information
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to use devices responsibly.
  • how to use software responsibly.
  • how to explain internet safety rules.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • demonstrate responsible uses of devices such as keeping them clean, correct methods for use guided by an adult.
  • demonstrate responsible uses of software guided by an adult.
  • explain why safety is important when using computing devices and the internet.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • they must use and care for equipment carefully.
  • they should use software that an adult has approved.
  • rules are important to follow when using a computer for their safety.
  • Learning Objectives:

    The student will demonstrate appropriate behaviors for communicating in a digital environment.

    The student will describe the book they read using details and expressing ideas and feelings clearly.

    The student will use digital tools to publish writing.

    The student will demonstrate online personal safety.

      Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
    Phase:
    After/Explain/Elaborate
    Activity:

    The students will:

    1. The student will read choose a book to recommend to their classmates.  

    2. After reading the book, the student will write a short summary of the book, draw a picture, and write two to three reasons they would recommend the book.

    3. The student will go to www.flipgrid.com  on a compatible device and type in the grid code provided by the teacher.  The student will click the green plus sign and record their video. In their video, they will show the book they recommend and their picture.  They will tell the summary and reasons for recommending the book.  Once they have completed the recording, they will take a selfie.  

    4. The student will be asked to enter their name. They will enter their first name and last initial.  The teacher will remind students of digital safety being the reason for only inputting their last initial.

    5. The student will watch a video of a classmate and give the classmate feedback by leaving a typed or video comment.

    Assessment Strategies:

    The student can be evaluated by a rubric.  An example rubric can be found here.  Teachers can copy and edit the rubric to meet their needs.


    Advanced Preparation:

    The teacher will create an account and grid on Flipgrid at www.flipgrid.com.  The teacher will need the grid code to provide to students.

    Variation Tips (optional):
     
    Notes or Recommendations (optional):
     
      Keywords and Search Tags  
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