Sunday, November 3, 2013

The iPads Arrived!

This is what I saw when I walked into my classroom on Tuesday! I had time to open them up and that was about it. So, I brought them home and got them set up and ready for the first lesson on Wednesday. It worked out perfectly. I've noticed that some of my 4th graders only pay attention to the body of the text when reading nonfiction books so I had been doing a lesson on the different features of non-fiction and the importance of paying attention to them. On Wednesday I had planned on giving them a nonfiction book to use to just go through and find and identify those features.
Instead of a book I gave them an iPad and had them use the Storia app and they had a choice of two books to use on the 4th grade shelf. They were so quiet and engaged the whole 20 minutes that they worked on the activity. On Friday we'll discuss what they noticed about those features and then they'll partner read one of those books.