Book Talk Thursday ~ Dot.

My little girl loves to go to the library, and the book she picked out the other day is perfect for Book Talk Thursday this week.

She loves to browse the books on the shelf and picked out this cute book called Dot. by Randi Zuckerberg.
The book depicts a young girl, around the age of 5 or 6 who loves electronics. She loves them so much that she forgets to enjoy the world outside.  She knows how to "tweet" and "surf" on her electronics, but she spends all of her time on those.  When she goes back outside, she remembers how to "tweet" and "surf", along with many other fun things to do with her friends.

I don't think I would use this book with the younger crowd, since they really can't do many of the things that Dot does in the book.  Though it is a simple book, I would use it with students in 4th grade and up to remind them to go outside and enjoy time with their friends.

To help them with this, I created a simple activity they can take home with them to remind them of things they want to do over the summer.  The students can think of what they will do over the summer to be outside and draw or write them on their iPads.  One version has a blank screen, and the other has 4 "apps" students can draw their ideas in and write the title underneath them.  You can grab your freebie by clicking {here} or on the pictures below.

What do you do to help your students remember to get out and enjoy the summer?

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  1. Great idea! My first graders would like this. The iPad writing page is great. Thanks!
    Teacher Treasure Hunter

  2. You are welcome! I hope they do enjoy it. Have a wonderful summer!


  3. What a clever idea, Andrea, and a great way to get kids thinking about the possibilities! "Dot" sounds like a good book connection. Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday!

    1. You are welcome! I hope that the kids really do think about what they can do all summer long that does not require electronics.

      Thanks for stopping by!


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