Lesson Plan

Character Scrapbooks

Using Wixie, you will create an authentic scrapbook to show what you know about the main character of the novel we are reading.
Jana L.
Classroom teacher
Ogallala Middle School
Ogallala, NE
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My Grades 6, 7
My Subjects English Language Arts

Students will be able to create a digital scrapbook that showcases the viewpoint of the main character of the novel The Watson's Go To Birmingham - 1963.

  • Analyze how and why individuals, events, an ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
  • Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
  • Write using the correct conventions.
English Language Arts
Grades 6 - 7
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Engage students by showing examples of digital scrapbooks. As a bell ringer activity students will create a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting a traditional scrapbook and a digital scrapbook. This may be accomplished either on the chromebook using Google Drawing or with paper/pencil.


Before starting, students will view the Wixie introduction video and the 6 Trait Writing with Wixie video. Students will reread the novel (Kindle) and take notes in the form of a double entry journal. They will describe the main character and events that take place in the story. They will incorporate the  pages below into the digital scrapbook (using Wixie) (or Google Slides):

  • Page 1 - Write the Name, Title of Book, Author, and Your Name.
  • Page 2 - Journal Entry #1 - Write a summary from the main characters perspect.
  • Page 3 - Pictures and Photographs - Find images that reflect events important to the main character. Include a caption for each picture.
  • Page 4 - Letters - Write a letter from the main character to a secondary character about a problem in the story.
  • Page 5 - Souvenirs and Mementos - Find 3 objects that reflect events in the story, or important aspects of the main character. Explain each.
  • Page 6 - Journal Entry #2 - Write an entry from the main character's diary that shows growth over time.


Using your notes, Venn Diagrams, and information from the YouTube video, you will create a digital scrapbook using Wixie.

View the video to show how to share your scrapbook.



Watch the short video on how to present to an audience. Remember this is general information to use as a reminder when you speak in front of an audience. Share your presentation with at least 3 of your classmates.