At first, I really did not know what to blog about. Now that I had a visual plan about how to implement the books, I am excited to blog about them.
I used them with my sixth and seventh grade students.
At first, I spread all the books out so the students can pick one out that they were interested in. I used the first graphic organizer below. They seemed to really have trouble with the clouds on top.
Then for the next class, I decided to use a new graphic organizer and that was a big hit!
Half of my class used the books as I only had about sixteen books. The second half used the CPS databases like kidsinfo bits to pick their own invention/inventor to research. The students did a wonderful job and were sharing their books and information with each other.
This took about a couple weeks to finish as then the two groups had to switch. If they did not have ipads last time, then they did the ipads this time and vice versa.
I asked my students which did they prefer to use: the books or the ipads.
They said the books which totally SHOCKED ME!
It was great to learn that the books I ordered are a big hit with my students!