A. Instruction - 6.7
B. Design - 8.7
C. Engagement - 6
Sleepover in Africa: A Picture Book Adventure!
Summary : Take a Trip to Africa!
Sleepover in Africa is a picture book about three children’s trip to the content. After loading the app, users must tap the red “Triangle” button on the bottom right of the screen to begin the story. Next, images and text will appear on the screen, and users can begin reading the story. After each page, users must tap the red “Triangle” button again to advance pages. If users wish to view all the book’s pages at once, they can tap the down “Triangle” at the top of the page, and they can change pages by tapping on one of the smaller icons. In addition, users can choose if they want the app to read the book to them by tapping on or off the “Read Aloud” button.
Instructional Ideas for Sleepover in Africa at Amani’s Graduation
- As an individual activity, students can read the book or have the app read the book to them. After all students have read the book, the teacher can begin a class discussion by asking students: (1) What was your favorite part of the book?, (2) Can you retell me what happened in the book?, and (3) If you went to Antarctica, what would you want to do?
- For students who need extra reading support, teachers can adjust the app so it reads the text to them. However, before turning the page, teachers can require students to read the text back to the app and then turn the page.
- As an extension project, students can read the book and identify one topic of interest. Next, students can do a project where they read about the topic they identified on other sources and then report back to the group. For example, if students are interested in Africa’s vegetation, they can research it with the guidance of their teacher and/or parents. After identifying different types of plants that grow in Africa, they can then record that information and share it with the class.
- After students read the story, teachers can have them think of a place they have visited. Next, teachers can have students draw a storyboard of their experience about visiting that place on paper. Or, for advanced students, they can use the “Story Creator’ feature in the Collins Big Cat app to create their story. Once finished, students can share their stories with a classmate.
Screenshots of Sleepover in Africa
Ratings of Sleepover in Africa
|A2. 21st Century Skills|
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning|
|A4. Value of Errors|
|A5. Feedback to Teacher|
|A6. Level of Material|
|A7. Cooperative Learning|
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.|
|B1. Ability to Save Progress|
|B2. Platform Integration|
|B3. Screen Design|
|B4. Ease of Use|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity|
|C1. Learner Control|
Please Note: No stars indicate that the dimension is not applicable