Third grade students learned how to create their own interactive books based on Press Here by Hervé Tullet.
Press Here is a unique book that encourages students to interact with the pages in a tactile manner. As a part of the project, students used Press Here as a mentor text to create their own interactive books with Google slides.
Students practiced a variety of skills and techniques, including adding text boxes, shapes, and images, manipulating the colors, shapes, and sizes of backgrounds, and fonts, and managing the order of slides. The project encourages collaboration with the students sharing their knowledge and skills with each other.
After creating their books, students practiced presenting them to each other and held a book share with the first grade. Some titles students created include: Paws Here, in which the reader learns to take care of their first pet, Puppy Power, where the reader gets to make friends with some lonely puppies and a panda, Halo, in which the reader goes on an unexpected journey into space and nature, and Press the Light, a visually stunning adventure with animated images and vibrant colors.
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