Students were paired with a partner to choose an insect. After choosing an insect, students completed a graphic organizer about their insect. Students used some nonfiction books I found at the library and in my personal collection.
I then worked with each partnership to type their information into the book. Students used the graphic organizer to guide their writing. To illustrate the book, students used the iPad to take pictures of items in their books showing their learning. We also found images on Google Images as necessary. Students used the screenshot feature to capture these images. My only assistance in this process was suggesting what to search (when needed) and helping to crop the images.
You can download our book here from the iTunes store. It is a free download. They were able to take turns and support one another in typing their information into the book. It was a great experience to watch and be a part of! Stay tuned for the other half of the class and their book about farm animals.