I am so excited to teach 5/6J about booksnaps and how we are going to use them in our Reading Workshop.
There are some things I need to clarify with you first. These two words QUOTE and BOOKSNAP.
A quotes is when you repeat or copy out (words from a text or speech written or spoken by another person).
A teacher called Tara Martin who lives in the USA uses booksnaps and says it is when you:
- To annotate and share excerpts of the book you’re reading
- It allows the reader to connect an idea or thought by creating a digital visual representation. The visual representation solidifies the text content within the mind and signals the brain to retrieve the idea from memory.
- Diagram the rise, fall, and climax of the plot (see an example image below)
- Highlight figurative language and imagery
- Notate character conflict and internal struggles (see example below)
- To personally connect to the text; this is my favourite!
- Point out the main idea or a supporting argument
- It has its own hashtag #BookSnaps on Twitter!
It’s EASY! Just read, snap, reflect, add stickers, share, and repeat.
Here is Mrs Joyce’s booksnap about Shaun Tan’s Book ‘The Rabbits”
Lets look at some examples of Booksnaps: