Bk Report Gr4Ð8 Tutorial
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Bk Report Gr4Ð8 Tutorial

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Book Report Grades 4–8 TutorialNote: This tutorial requires that you have installed IntelliPics Studio 3. Authoring featuresnecessary to complete this tutorial are not available when using IntelliPics Studio 3 Player.Copyright 2003, IntelliTools, Inc.Copyright Notice© 2003, IntelliTools, Inc. All rights reserved. The distribution and sale of this software and manual are authorized forthe original purchaser only. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of federal copyright law. Images that appear inClassroom Suite may not be used in any commercial application without the prior consent of IntelliTools, Inc.Trademarks and AcknowledgmentsIntelliTools (and logo), IntelliKeys, IntelliMathics, IntelliPics, IntelliTalk (and logo), Overlay Maker (and logo),SwitchIt!, and ClickIt! are registered trademarks of IntelliTools, Inc. All other IntelliTools product names and logosare trademarks of IntelliTools, Inc. Other companies’ brand names, product names (including Windows, Macintosh,QuickTime, and Adobe Reader), and logos mentioned herein are registered trademarks, trademarks, or brandnames of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.CreditsClassroom Suite was produced through the collaborative efforts of many staff members at IntelliTools, including(alphabetically): Kacey Arnold, Jeremy Bolan, Ann Brundige, Virginia Burt, Ben Cushman, Beth Davis, Erik Eisen,Suzanne Feit, Chris Finley, Linda Finley, Dale Goetsch, Michelle Graham, Sean Hamilton, Paula ...

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Book Report Grades 4–8
Tutorial Note: This tutorial requires that you have installedIntelliPics Studio 3. Authoring features necessar y to complete this tutorial are not available when usingIntelliPics Studio 3 Player.
Copyright 2003, IntelliTools, Inc.
Copyright Notice © 2003, IntelliTools, Inc. All rights reser ved. The distribution and sale of this software and manual are authorized for the original purchaser only. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of federal copyright law. Images that appear in Classroom Suite may not be used in any commercial application without the prior consent of IntelliTools, Inc.
Trademarks and Acknowledgments IntelliTools (and logo), IntelliKeys, IntelliMathics, IntelliPics, IntelliTalk (and logo), Overlay Maker (and logo), SwitchIt!, and ClickIt! are registered trademarks of IntelliTools, Inc. All other IntelliTools product names and logos are trademarks of IntelliTools, Inc. Other companies’ brand names, product names (including Windows, Macintosh, QuickTime, and Adobe Reader), and logos mentioned herein are registered trademarks, trademarks, or brand names of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.
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Book Repor t Grades 4–8 Tutorial
Introduction
Instant Activity Kits Classroom Suiteincludes 30 instant-activity kits. Each kit includes an Activity ready for students to use, a Template ready for teachers to create additional similar activities quickly, and a PDF file of this tutorial.
Book Report Grades 4–8 The Book Report Grades 4–8 instant-activity kit includes the Book Report Hatchet activity, the Book Report Grades 4–8 Template, and a PDF file of this tutorial. You can find these components by opening the Language Arts Templates folder and then the Book Report folder in the New area ofClassroom Suite.
The Book Report Grades 4–8 Template is designed for you to prepare an activity focused on one of three available stories (Hatchet, by Gar y Paulsen,Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George, andThe Incredible Journey, by Sheila Burnford). In addition, you can import your own pictures and create a similar report form for a stor y of your choice.
In this tutorial, you will start by exploring the Book Report Hatchet activity. Later in the tutorial, you will learn to create customized book report activities, using the Book Report Grades 4–8 Template.
Universal Design The activities you create using the Book Report Grades 4–8 Template andClassroom Suiteare designed for all students, including those with physical or cognitive disabilities.
Create a Folder for Your New Activities When you use this template, you will be creating new activities for your students to use. To organize these activities, you will want to create your own folder in the Activities area ofClassroom Suite. 1. At the Navigation Page, click the Activities button. Click the New Folder button on the right side of the screen. A dialog box will ask you to name the folder. Give it the name of one of your classes (e.g., Mrs. Smith’s Class).
2. Open the Book Report Grades 4–8 Template (see page 3). 3. When you complete your work with the template and click the Finish Activity button, the Save As Activity dialog appears. Name your new activity, select the folder in which you want to place your work, and click OK. Your new activity will now be available for you to assign to students.
This tutorial requires that you have installed IntelliPics Studio 3. Authoring features necessar y to complete this tutorial are not available when using theIntelliPics Studio 3 Player.
Book Repor t Grades 4–8 Tutorial
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Part 1: Exploring the Book Report Hatchet Activity
Students use this activity to report on reading and study of a specific text,Hatchet, by Gar y Paulsen. The activity can be used as the focus for a class discussion, as a book report, or as a presentation. Opening Book Report Hatchet 1. Sign in toClassroom Suiteas a Teacher (see Getting Started in theClassroom Suitebinder). The Navigation Screen displays. 2. Click the New button, if it is not already selected. Open the Language Arts Templates folder. 3. Open the Book Report folder and choose Book Report Hatchet.
Exploring Book Report Hatchet Book Report Hatchet opens with an animation of a plane flying over a mountain scene. Editing toolbars display at the top of the page. At the right, a toolbar provides images that relate to the stor y. 1. Click the arrow in the center of the picture. The menu page that displays links to pages about various stor y elements.
This is a nonlinear report. You can select pages in any order and click the Book button to return to the menu page to choose another topic.
2. Click the Setting button. The Setting page displays, with three text boxes containing discussion points. Click the answer fields in the text boxes to write about the topic.
No answers have been specified for the answer fields in Book Report Hatchet. However, all student responses entered in answer fields will be recorded and printed, if you generate a student report. 3. Click the map of Canada, in the toolbar to the right of the page. The map appears on the page behind the text boxes. While it is still selected, click twice on the Make Bigger button in the Transform toolbar. The image now fills the page.
The Transform toolbar is only active when a picture is selected. Click the text box. The Transform toolbar turns gray (not active). 4. Click the picture of the open book, at the top right corner of the page, to return to the menu page.
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Book Repor t Grades 4–8 Tutorial
Part 1: Exploring the Book Report Hatchet Activity
Adding a Keyboard to the Screen 1. Click the Show Letters button. A keyboard displays at the bottom of the screen. Pressing the 1..2..3 button will change the keyboard to a number pad. Pressing A..B..C will return it to a keyboard. 2. Click the Hide Letters button to remove the keyboard.
Using Spell Check and Word Prediction Book Report Hatchet helps develop writing fluency by providing students with tools to assist them, such as Spell Check and word prediction. 1. Click the Setting button. In the text box, typein the wilderness of Canada.Remove the “d” from wilderness, so it is misspelled. 2. Click the Spell Check button. Select the option that is correct. 3. Click the Word Prediction button. Begin typing The airplane crashes in the woods. Notice that a toolbar of suggested words displays at the bottom of the page. Click any word on this toolbar to enter it into your text. 4. Click the Word Prediction button again to close it.
Recording Sound If you have a microphone connected to your computer, you can add sounds to each page of the book report. 1. While you are still on the Setting page, click the Add Sound button. 2. A Record Sound dialog box opens for the page you have chosen. Record a sound of your own, or click the Import button to add a sound you have saved in another location. 3. Close this activity without saving it. Once students have completed their book reports, they can save their work and click the Slide Show button to view their stor y as a slide show. You can use this Book Report activity immediately with students.
In the next part of this tutorial, you will use the Book Report Grades 4–8 Template to create additional book report activities for your upper elementar y students.
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Part 2: Using the Book Report Grades 4–8 Template
The Book Report Grades 4–8 Template is designed for you to prepare an activity focused on one of three available stories,Hatchety Paulsen,, by Gar Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George, andThe Incredible Journey, by Sheila Burnford. You can easily add resources for other books your students are reading.
Opening the Book Report Template 1. From the Navigation Screen, click the New button. 2. Open the Language Arts Templates folder. 3. Open the Book Report folder and choose the Book Report Gr4 8 Template. The Book Report Grades 4–8 Template displays. 4. See the instructions on page 1 of this tutorial to learn how to create a special folder to store the new activities you make with this and other templates in Classroom Suite. 5. From the File menu, select Save As Activity. Save your activity asReport Incredible Journey. It will now be saved into the Activities folder.
Editing the Book Title 1. The Book Report Template has a toolbar with authoring instructions at the top. This set of instructions gives you steps to create your activity. 2. Click the Incredible Journey button at the right. Eight buttons with pictures fromThe Incredible Journeydisplay at the bottom of the page. 3. To view a different stor y, click the green Start Over button. Click Incredible Journey again to continue. 4. Select the word Title and type in the title of your stor y,The Incredible Journey. The text is too large for the text box. Select the text.
5. From the Text menu, choose Size and select 36. 6. Hold down the Control key and simultaneously click the text box ([Ctrl]+click). 7. The Properties of Text Box dialog box displays. Click the button next to Read-Only Text, so that the stor y title cannot be changed. If you want your students to name their own stories, skip steps 5, 6 and 7. In the next section of the tutorial, you will learn to customize the questions provided in the template.
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Part 2: Using the Book Report Grades 4–8 Template
Customizing Questions 1. Click the blue arrow to move to page 2, the menu page. 2. The menu page has ten buttons, one for each stor y element commonly covered in upper elementar y and middle school classes. Each button links to a page where students can write about that topic. 3. Click the Characters button. The Characters page displays. Text boxes ask students to provide information about the characters in the book they have read. 4. Click the text box. Notice it reads aloud. Answer fields provide space for students to add their own text. 5. To edit the text in any text box,[Ctrl]+clickthe text box. The Properties of Text Box dialog box displays. 6. Deselect (remove the check mark) from Read-Only Text and click OK to close the dialog box. 7. Edit any of the text in that text box, to ask the questions you want the students to answer. 8. When you have finished editing the text, [Ctrl]+clickthe text box and place a check mark next to Read-Only Text. Now the new text will read aloud. 9. Click the book button at the top right corner of the page to return to the menu page. Continue modifying questions on each page, if you like. In the next section of the tutorial, you will learn to specify answers, if you wish to do so.
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Part 3: Using the Book Report Grades 4–8 Template
Specifying Answers 1. To specify a certain answer to any of your questions, place the cursor in the middle of the answer field and[Ctrl]+click. The Properties of Answer Field dialog box displays. 2. Follow the on-screen instructions to enter your expected answer and specify the criteria for determining correctness. Click the yellow Help button for more details about scoring. 3. Click OK to close the Properties of Answer Field dialog box. All responses entered in answer fields will be printed on student reports, even if you do not specify correct answers.
You can generate student reports from the Teacher Options area of the program (click the Teacher Options button on the Navigation Screen). When you generate a report for a student, using the Reports feature ofClassroom Suite, you will have an opportunity to specify scoring options. Since much of the text students will enter in a book report will not have specific correct and incorrect answers, you may wish to choose the No Scoring option. You may also wish to remove the check from Treat Answers Left Blank As Wrong.
Finishing the Activity 1. When you have finished modifying questions and adding answers, click the purple Finish Activity button to save your work and make the activity ready for your students. 2. When prompted, replace the previous version of your book report by clicking the Replace button. 3. Finish Activity will remove all the extra toolbars and make sure your work is saved as an Activity.
Congratulations! You have just completed a Book Report activity forThe Incredible Journey. You can assign this to your students whenever you are ready.
In the next section of the tutorial, you will learn how to use the My Book button to create a book report for any book you like.
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Book Repor t Grades 4–8 Tutorial
Part 3: Customizing the Book Report Grades 4–8 Template
You can create a Book Report Activity for any book you like using the My Book toolbar. Select pictures from theClassroom Suitey or use yourPicture Librar own photos or pictures as part of a Book Report activity.
Creating a Custom Book Button 1. Open the Book Report Gr4–8 Template (page 4). 2.[Ctrl]+clickthe My Book Button at the bottom of the toolbar of book titles at the right of the page. The Button Properties dialog box displays. 3. Change the name of the Button from My Book to King Arthur. Click OK. 3. Save your file using a distinctive name, such as King Arthur Book Report.
Adding Pictures 1. Click the new King Arthur button. A toolbar of eight blue Picture buttons display at the bottom of the page. 2.[Ctrl]+clickthe first blue Picture button. The Button Properties dialog box displays. 3. Click the Insert Picture From Librar y button. The Picture Librar y dialog box displays. 4. From the Categor y drop down list, select the Medieval categor y and choose Medieval king. Click the Insert button. 5. In the Button Name text box, replace the word Picture withKing Arthur. Click OK. 6. Repeat steps 2–5, placing pictures and names on each of the Picture toolbar buttons.
Book Repor t Grades 4–8 Tutorial
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Part 3: Customizing the Book Report Grades 4–8 Template
Adding Your Own Pictures You may have photos or scanned images that you want to provide for a specific book report. You can use these pictures, rather than pictures from the Picture Librar y. 1.[Ctrl]+clickthe first blue Picture button. The Button Properties dialog box displays. 2. Click the Insert Picture From File button. 3. Navigate to a picture you wish to use that you may have stored elsewhere on your computer, or on another CD. 4. When you locate the picture you want, select it and click OK. It will insert in the toolbar. 5. In the Button Name text box, replace the word Picture with a name for the picture you have added. Click OK to close the dialog box. 6. Repeat steps 1–5, placing pictures and names on each of the Picture toolbar buttons. Customizing Title and Questions Proceed with the instructions on pages 4–6 of this tutorial to customize the title page, modify questions, and, if desired, specify answers for the new book report.
Finishing the Activity 1. When you have finished modifying questions and adding answers, click the purple Finish Activity button to save your work and make the activity ready for your students. 2. When prompted, replace the previous version of your book report by clicking the Replace button. 3. Finish Activity will remove all the extra toolbars and make sure your work is saved as an Activity.
Congratulations! You have just created a customized book report. You can assign this to your students whenever you are ready.
Use the process you have learned in this tutorial to create a variety of book report activities for your students.
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Book Repor t Grades 4–8 Tutorial