Building Reading and Writing Skills through the Creation of Class Books

FI Connects. Learn. Share. Be Together. Lunch and Learn Series

Session: Building Reading and Writing Skills through the Creation of Class Books

This FI Connects: Lunch and Learn session will explain how to create an online class book using free online tools based on a topic of interest or study. This idea could be adapted so that small groups of older students could create their own. For PreK-3rd grade, creating a class book will reinforce language and reading skills through the use of building sentences with sight words, vocabulary, and improving fluency.

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Our Presenters

Kim Davis

Kim has taught multiple grades in both elementary and middle school and holds an M.Ed in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University.  As an Instructional Technology Facilitator in Wake County Public Schools, she collaborated with teachers and led professional development sessions on a variety of topics. She participated in the 2016-2017 NC Digital Learning Coaching Network cohort. Kim currently serves as an Instructional Coach for the Western Carolina University region of the NC New Teacher Support Program where she supports teachers in their first three years of teaching. When she is not working, Kim is hiking, cooking, or spending time with family!  Twitter: @kdavis40



Cory Lambert

I have been fortunate and blessed to work at Cherokee Central Schools for 5 years.  I attended UNCG and studied Human Development and Family Studies and received a Bachelor degree with a concentration in Birth-Kindergarten. This is my first year of teaching so it has been a learning experience to say the least. One thing is for certain- I have enjoyed bonding with my kindergarten students, even if it’s through a computer screen!  When I’m not working, I’m usually reading or spending time with my daughter, Jessilyn, and my husband, Jesse.


Session Credit 

CEU credit was awarded for those who attended the live session. is not awarded by the Friday Institute for recorded viewing of session content. Please work with your Central Office on how to receive educational credit internally.