3rd Grade Information Books 2016 – Mrs. Conklin

The following items are animated books created using Google Slides with Ms. Conklin’s class:

The third graders created Information Books as a part of our non-fiction reading and writing units.  They started with an “expert” topic, one they already knew a lot about. This topic required little to no research, simply background knowledge.  After the students chose a topic they began developing chapter ideas, elaborating on those ideas and accompanying them with non-fiction text features. The kids worked on several drafts making edits and revisions. Each chapter was placed in a logical order, for some students paragraphs were developed and for all students the writing was organized with topic sentences and supporting details. 

Next came the publishing portion of the project. With support from Mr. Casal, the students used Google Presentation to create slides to display their information. This was a wonderful learning experience. Everything from typing text to inserting photographs to creating transitions was taught and then put to practice.  In the end the third graders created a comprehensive non-fiction information book that can be enjoyed for years to come and across the globe because of its final form, Google Presentation. 

Please note: Scarsdale’s Google Drive sharing is limited to users with @scarsdaleschools.org accounts. If you are unable to see the books please have your child log in to their Scarsdale account to view them. Thanks!

The Books:




















89 thoughts on “3rd Grade Information Books 2016 – Mrs. Conklin

  1. Max, i think your transitions are too fast and when you ''the best player is right here… Messi!'' in the picture it wasn't Messi. The rest was a great and interesting book.

  2. Carlie, I love your slide the only thing I would say is that you should explain a little bit better for example I don't know what a "V" Shape is.

  3. Carlie, I thought it was great, but I thought that your transitions were to fast and on slide 5 you put either but you did not need it also on slide 5 you have a lower case "I"

  4. Kate, When you linked your glossary words, I thought it would look better to delete the pink box around it and put a ":" after your glossary words. Also- there were no transitions or animations!?

  5. william i never knew how or why the titanic sunk but now i know for sure for an example i never knew people thought that god cursed the ship

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