In TechnoBookmaking, elementary students make, print, and share books. They use inspiring templates to publish a unique collection. Each assignment teaches a new word processing skill. Lessons explain how to make a tiny picture book, flip flap story, unfolding riddle book, layer book of facts, bookmarks, and greeting card. Place the publications on a bookshelf or put a fresh twist on a Young Authors Conference. Optional activities include additional templates that offer unlimited creativity. PowerPoint or Google Slides lessons integrate technology in the classroom.
Fun Bookmaking for Primary and Junior Grades
Teacher guide and illustrated student workbook with easy-to-follow instructions to create tiny picture books, flip flap stories, unfolding riddle books, layer fact books, bookmarks, greeting cards, and more.
Everything Teachers Need in One Resource
Workbooks are in PDF format for easy viewing in the paperless classroom or for printing. Resources include sample files, assessment tools, templates, program flashcards, parent letters, reproducible worksheets, and certificates.
Creative, open-ended book templates allow students to pick their own topics. Spark the interest of reluctant writers. Encourage writing skill enrichment with optional extension activities.
Story Writing Activities for Elementary Students using Templates
There are many benefits to bookmaking. Making books is fun. The activity motivates reluctant writers and increases writing skills. Bookmaking provides a real audience and boosts reading skills when the stories are shared with others. TechnoBookmaking integrates technology in the classroom, enhancing word processing and presentation skills. Bookmaking lessons spark creativity, personalize learning, and develop a positive attitude towards books.
- Express thoughts through writing
- Plan and organize ideas
- Use templates to construct books
- Apply bookmaking techniques
- Share books with an audience
- Create a wordless picture book
- Produce a flip book that hides an item
- Write a riddle book that unfolds
- Organize facts to make a layer book
- Publish fiction and non-fiction books
Features and Benefits
Assignment 1 Make a Tiny Picture Book
Publish a mini wordless picture book using an accordion style template and images.
Assignment 2 Create a Flip Flap Book
Write and illustrate a story using a template that reveals a hidden object behind a flap.
Assignment 3 Make a Folding Riddle Book Devise clues to create a riddle book using a template with tabs that unfold to display the answer.
Assignment 4 Design a Layer Book of Facts
Summarize facts using a template that includes layered headings to classify information.
Assignment 5 Craft Bookmarks
Express a love of reading by adjusting the object order of text and images to design bookmarks.
Assignment 6 Send an Invitation or Greeting Card
Design an invitation to a book sharing event or make a thank you card for an author.
Assignment 7 Share Books
Celebrate authorship. Start a book club, lead a bookmaking workshop, or exchange stories.
Integrate Technology in the Classroom
Optional Word Processing and Language Arts Activities
- Discover Accordion Style Books: Use templates and folding techniques to make books.
- Make Flip Flap Books: Make a story with a hidden item below a flap. Book ideas included.
- Write a Story That Unfolds: Create a story with pages that unfold to show a surprise ending.
- Build Fast Fact Books: Make a book with strips that peel away to show facts.
- Publish Story Books: Write a story using a template. Activity includes story starter ideas.
- Get Story Ideas: Use a story generator to pick a character, setting, and plot.
- Plan a Story: Organize ideas using a planner to sketch the beginning, middle, and end.