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Using Vokis to Identify Fiction and Nonfiction Texts


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Keywords: Fiction, Nonfiction, Reading, Computers, Vokis
Subject(s): Information Skills, Technology, Writing, Reading, English/Language Arts
Grades P-K through 3
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
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School: Jonathan Valley Elem School, Waynesville, NC
Planned By: Roxana Brestle
Original Author: Roxana Brestle, Waynesville
Students will choose two books, one from a fiction genre and one from a nonfiction genre. They will read both books to their partner. Then, they will be able to distinguish the difference between a fiction and nonfiction book. Afterward they will talk to their partner about the differences between the two books.

Students will use the computer and go to the web site titled http://www.voki.com and create their own talking cartoon character. They will then create customized talking Vokis and tell about their two books through the talking character.

Students will showcase their end product to their grade level at the end of the project.

Evidence of completion will be recorded when Vokis are created distinguishing the difference between the two genres.

Modifications for ESL and EC students - Students can work with a partner in order to create the talking Vokis character. AIG students will research different genres of literature and create Vokis illustrating their advanced work.
Links: Link to Vokis Web Site
Materials: Computer Accessories
Other Items: 1 Apple iPad 64gb, $699.00 each, total of $699.00