I love digital storytelling. When I saw this twitpic from @kditzler, the gears in my brain started turning. This book was made with the ArtisanCam Picture Book Maker. When I laid my eyes on the website, I fell in love. The book maker actually looks like a little picture book.
The site is so easy to use that I created my own book in less than 10 minutes. I've been talking to my ELL kindergarten students about prepositions. One of their favorite videos is Grover's Over, Under, Through song. They also love singing We're Going on a Bear Hunt. I'd love to have them create books, or have the upper grades create books for them. Our students have budding reading every Friday. This would be a great way to share their writing.
You may choose from several different animals, backgrounds, and props. The toolbars are easy to use. My lower elementary students should have minimal problems navigating this book maker.
I will provide my students with a list of sample prepositions/prepositional phrases and let them loose to see what they create:
on top of
in the middle
to the right
Other Interesting Preposition Lessons:
Interactive Preposition Games: