Lesson Plan

Using Technology to Enhance an "All About Me!" Book

Students will create a digital "All About Me!" book, demonstrating the key features and functionality of the Book Creator app.
Tabitha L.
Classroom teacher
Davis-Ramoth School
Selawik, AK
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My Grades 3, 4
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English Language Learning


Students will be able to...

  • learn and develop digital storytelling skills using Book Creator
  • explore how using various forms of media can enhance a story (Audio, Images, Visuals, etc.)
  • share a digital story with their peers 

I CAN...

  • create a digital story using Book Creator on my iPad.
  • include images, text, and audio to enhance my story.
  • present a completed project to my peers. 

Student Prerequisites: Familiarity with a iPad

Standards Addressed
ISTE Standards AK Standards

1. Creativity and innovation: Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.

4. Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making: Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.

6. Technology operations and concepts: Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

A2: A student should be able to operate technology-based tools. They should use technological tools for learning, communications, and productivity. 

C2: A student should be able to use technology to explore ideas, solve problems, and derive meaning. They should solve problems both individually and with others.

D1: A student should be able to use technology to express ideas and exchange information. They should convey ideas to a variety of audiences using publishing, multi-media, and communications tools.


English Language Arts
writing clearly
Grades 3 - 4
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

Book Creator

Teacher will create an "All About Me" book template to distribute to students.  Teacher will also create his/her own "All About Me!" Book using Book Creator to present to the class.

View the teacher's created book as a class.  


  1. What did you learn about your teacher in this story?
  2. What did you already know about your teacher?
  3. What other things might you want to learn about somebody?


2 Direct Instruction

Book Creator
  1. View and explain the story template with the students,(including various types of text features they must include.) 
  2. Explain to the students that they will be using the information from their graphic organizer map and using it to complete their "All About Me!" book using the Book Creator App. Demonstrate adding each type of feature into a sample story.
  3. Model completion of an "All About Me!" graphic organizer.
  4. Model inputting some of the information from the graphic organizer into a sample book.

3 Independent Practice

Book Creator
  1. Students will work on completing their own "All About Me!" Graphic organizers. When completed, they will open the Book Creator app on their iPad and begin creation of their story.  
  2. Students will continue to work independently on transferring their information from a graphic organizer to their digital book.


4 Conclusion / Assessment

Activity: Presenting

Using an Apple TV or other screen sharing device, each student will present their completed stories to the class.  Make sure to share the final product with an authentic audience in the classroom and/or on the school website (if appropriate!) 

Student work may be assessed on:

  • Completeness of given "All About Me!" Template 
  • Inclusion of multiple text features (audio, visual, etc.)
  • Presentation to peers