Book Creator Templates

6 Steps to Teach Book Creation with Book Creator

Book Creator, the simple ebook authoring program, encourages writing and creativity in kids. They have some new templates as well.  Soon, my middle schoolers will start writing books again but in the fall, we had a great experience. In this post, I'll share a little bit about the process.

Book Creator Templates

Step 1: Pitch the Idea

Students pitch their ideas to me verbally and then write up their idea in a Google Doc. After approval of their idea, they can move to drafting.

Step 2: Draft in Google Docs

Then, students draft in Google Docs. Before moving into the book creation, they have to draft, add transitions, receive peer feedback and check their work. In my opinion, if students have a solid story of 200-500 words in Google Docs, they'll be ready for moving into Book Creator.

Step 3: Move to Book Creator with a Draft Cover and sample pages

Then, I have students create their book in Book Creator and edit their book cover and first several pages. At this point, we have a design review. I just have students turn in the link to their books and typically provide feedback on the assignment in Google Docs for each step of the project.

After approval, they are ready to move forward.

Step 4: Drafting of the Books

Then, the students draft their book and prepare to share!

Step 5: “Galley Proofs” and Peer Feedback

At this stage, I share a feedback rubric and students read each other's books and provide feedback. Additionally, we work to improve any final issues with the book.

Step 6: Publication

Then, students “publish” their book and can share with parents and others.

What a fun project!

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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