This group DIGITAL activity is great to use for Martin Luther King Jr. Day or Black History Month and can be used in English Language Arts and/or Social Studies classrooms. Students work in groups to create an eBook (using Google Slides) set up like an informational non-fiction book one would find in book stores or libraries.
This product includes detailed planning pages for groups to work on together and a blank digital template for their books. Prior to doing this project, it's a good idea to have the students browse informational books to see how they're laid out.
This goes very well with any non-fiction unit you may be doing! Or, if you are teaching Social Studies, you can align this with your ELA teachers!
Depending on your students' abilities and time, it's difficult to put a timeframe on this. This could take about a week, but could take as little as two days (research/prep one day, book creation another). You may opt to have them do some work at home, too.
It's a very valuable experience creating a book; instead of locating non-fiction components, they make them!
My Research Digital Notebooks (Tapping the Power of Non-fiction, Essay, Group Book) product is an entire unit that culminates in a similar activity.
***You should have a basic knowledge of Google Classroom and Slides for this product. This works best on computers.***
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