This digital choice board provides six different engaging and interactive activities to go along with the book The Cool Bean by Jory John. Students will work directly in Google Slides to complete the activities.
Please note: This lesson was created with distance learning in mind. However, I can not provide a link to have this book read aloud to students due to copyright restrictions. You will need to create your own read-aloud video, read the book to the students yourself or find an eBook version. There is a spot for you to include a link to the video for your students to watch.
This choice board is perfect to share with parents for a distance or remote learning activity. It can be shared through Google Classroom or other learning platform. A free Google account is needed to access this activity. These are digital activities. Students will need access to an internet enabled device.
Overview of the activities
- Activity 1: Students will complete a Venn diagram comparing the Cool Beans and the Uncool Beans.
- Activity 2: Students will highlight the correct meaning of a word as it is used in the book. I inserted enough highlighting strips for the students to complete the activity.
- Activity 3: Students will write about what it means to be “cool”.
- Activity 4: Students will sequence the story events.
- Slide 5: Students will sort pictures into two columns – kind actions and unkind actions.
- Slide 6: There are links to 3 videos for students to watch. The first two are brain-break type activities. The third video is a directed drawing showing how to draw friends. You do not have to show these videos. The text on these slides can be changed for this reason. The links I included on the slides are shared through safeshare.tv.
This is not an editable product. You can change the text on slide one (where you can insert the link to have the book read aloud).
PLEASE READ – IMPORTANT! Due to copyright law, a read-aloud video the book is NOT included. You will have to record yourself reading the book, or do a live stream of the read-aloud for students to access the book. If your library owns an eBook version, you could also share how students how to read or access it through your eBook management platform.