Are you searching for ways to hold students accountable for independent reading?
In this teaching packet, you will be provided with an alternative assessment for class novels or independent reading choices using a great motivating tool – technology!
The resources in this student reading project can be used with ANY novel or book.
The best way for students to achieve academically is to read! Research has shown the importance of allowing students to have reading choices.
You can even implement this reading project with nonfiction and short stories as an alternative way for students to showcase their learning and use images, audio, and video clips to demonstrate their comprehension of the text!
You can create an interactive book flyer from any device! All you need is Google Chrome and access to the free, user-friendly website called Smore. All student handouts and project rubrics are available in printable pdfs and as digital files. Teachers will be able to make edits if needed to the Google Drive copies! This project was recently updated to include Google Drive share links for teachers using Google Classroom!
One of the most valuable resources in this purchase includes access to Symbaloo Webmixes (bookmarked websites) for audio and sound links and websites featuring relevant video clips.
With access to 52 free sites with sound files and music - along with a webmix of 52 sites featuring video resources -students will be able to locate multimedia resources for their projects that are not blocked by the school filter!
This also gives students the opportunity to analyze literature by using more than one source type. Now you and your students will have access to 104 online resources offering free digital media that students can use in any of their presentations and projects!
Along with digital media, teachers and students will also have access to a Symbaloo webmix of 60 sites linked to copyright-free images!
Please note the interactive flyers are not printable. The flyers will contain embedded audio and video content – along with text and images.
Ban boring generic book tests and provide students with this creative independent reading assessment option!
Project: Creating an Interactive Novel Flyer for Independent Reading
Teacher’s Notes: Smore at a Glance, Account Set Up, Screen Capture Tutorial, How to Share Project
Detailed Project Sheet for Students with Requirements and Student Choice (Editable)
Model Project Created with Smore on Rick Yancey’s The Fifth Wave
Ideas on How to Use Video and Audio within Your Smore Flyer, How to Locate These Resources, and How to Link and Embed Files and Website Addresses in Smore Flyers
Creative Choice Suggestions for Students to Consider for Flyer Sections
52 Bookmarked Free Sounds, Music, Audio Websites
52 Bookmarked Free Video Clips (Not JUST YouTube!)
60 Bookmarked Sites for Copyright-Free Images
Editable Smore Book Flyer Teacher’s Grading Rubric
How to Guide for Students with Tutorial Video Link and Screenshots
Cite This! MLA Image, Audio, and Video Citation Examples with Student Citation Handouts for Any Technology Project
Directions on How to Access Resources in this Product, How to Download, How to Share with Students, How to Share Using Google Classroom and Microsoft OneDrive
Students will love the opportunity to create and design. This project exemplifies the personalized learning model and provides a unique assessment and independent reading accountability that will show their knowledge much more creatively and in-depth compared to any generic book test!