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Making Memories: An End-of-Year Digital Scrapbook

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Making Memories: An End-of-Year Digital Scrapbook

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology





  • Classroom or lab computers equipped with Microsoft PowerPoint and Clip Art

  • Class collection of digital photos from the school year

  • LCD projector and screen

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  1. For Session 1, bring in five to six of your own personal photos that show a vacation, a particular event, or something else that students can easily sequence in the proper order. Make sure that these photos are also available on your classroom computer.

  2. Create a PowerPoint presentation of the photos you plan to present in Step 1, placing them in sequential order. Write a descriptive text caption under each photo, using animation to have it appear after the photo displays. This way, students can view only the photo first to discuss possible captions and then read the caption that you provided.

  3. For Sessions 1 and 2, make sure students have access to the class pictures that were saved throughout the year on either the classroom or lab computers or on a flash drive. Students can also add to the class collection with pictures from their own personal collections.

  4. Make one copy of the Digital Scrapbook Assignment Sheet and Peer Editing Checklist for each student.

  5. For Session 5, reserve an LCD projector and either set up your classroom or arrange for another location for presentations of the digital scrapbooks in front of an audience.

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