We always get the best ideas from our friends at Bridge Point Elementary (you can find them at bobcatblog.org), like this idea for a novel study. Third grade students at Cedar Creek recently read Chocolate Fever, a novel about a boy who eats so much chocolate that he gets chocolate spots! After each chapter, students completed a chapter summary in the Popplet app. Here's an example:
After finishing the novel, students were assigned a partner and one chapter to turn into a graphic novel. They used the Popplet chapter summary and the Strip Designer app to create their graphic novel chapter. Here's an example of one chapter from the graphic novel version:
To guide students, we created a rubric and made an example for the first chapter of the book.
To see the finished graphic novels for each class, go here. Happy reading!