What is a Digital Book Companion?
What makes a digital book companion an entire lesson?
- A little bit of teacher prep- get the book, get the digital book companion (split the activities into 3)
- Read the book to your class at least one time
- Have students access their digital book companion activities on a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer (or with the littlest students you could do it as a whole class on the interactive whiteboard)
- Students complete 3 literacy activities and 1 creation tool activity, then do the early finisher stuff if they have time left.
I design my digital book activities with 12 total activities (9 literacy and 3 tech creation tools) so that I can use 3 literacy activities and 1 tech creation tool with each grade level (grades 3, 4, and 5, for example). I am able to use the same read aloud book 3 years in a row with my students because they have different digital activities to complete each year.
What makes a good book for a read aloud when doing digital activities?
Check out my recommendations list on Amazon
OR read this blog post for my favorites:
Thanks for reading! Do you have any books to request for digital book companions? Leave your ideas in the comments and I will put them on my to do list!