Thursday, February 19, 2015

Using B.J. Novak's Example, Students Begin Writing Their Own eBook With No Pictures!

We recently discovered a very funny new book by actor/comedian, B.J. Novak, The Book With No Pictures.  Just as the author intended, when I read the title, most of the students groaned. They weren't rude about it, but they clearly weren't enthused.  It wasn't until I made it to the page and read, "Here is how books work:  Everything the words say, the person reading the book has to say" that the students perked up and began to anticipate the possibilities!

Here is just a part of the book being read by B.J. himself. You will quickly see why all kids love it!

OHE students loved the book, so from here we made a plan to take B.J. Novak's example and write our own eBook With No Pictures!  Students were overflowing with ideas and seemed so excited to begin writing, something every teacher loves to see!

Stay tuned for our next steps!  Students will be sharing a Google Slideshow, with each student writing one or two pages.  Once the Google slides are all done, we will export as a PDF and upload to FlipSnack to turn the Google Slideshow into a published ebook!