Capture Life’s Most Precious Moments: Create a Memory Book

Capture Life’s Most Precious Moments: Create a Memory Book

Think back on a time that you felt the embrace of someone who loved you without condition, a time when you met your best friend on the first day of school, a time you snatched victory out of the jaws of defeat, or a time that you realized that the person right in front of you was the one with whom you wanted to spend the rest of your life. Don’t you wish you could preserve each and every one of those moments?

Now you can. You can create your own book online that will help you remember the way you felt during each moment. With Bookemon’s state-of-the-art platform, your memories will be as fresh as the day they were made.

Create your own book online or Mobile
Create your own book online or Mobile

Preserve Valued Memories for a Lifetime

Talk to anyone who has recently gotten married, who just sent their youngest child to their first day of school, or someone who has lost their mother during the past year. They’ll tell you how much they value their memories—and wish that they could have preserved them in such a form that would bring those memories to life again.

There will come a time when you need to see that loved one or schoolmate once more, or when you want to call up that treasured memory of your little one, now starting her own family. There will come a time when you need to know that you can conquer that huge challenge you face. There will come a time when you need to remind yourself just how much your partner means to you.

Put Your Memories in Print With a Budget-Friendly, User-Friendly Process

Whether your memories are best told in a photo book, a memory book, a travel journal, or a combination of all those things, you need to get them into print. With Bookemon’s user-friendly method, you can customize your book in any way you want, so that your memories will stay fresh in your mind long after the events in it took place.

Though your memories are invaluable, your budget has a limit. Bookemon’s software, as you’ll discover, makes it easy and affordable to preserve your memories with a book in either print or digital form.

A Few Hours Collecting Memories, and Voila!–Your Book’s Ready!

Jot down your thoughts about those precious moments. Collect some photos or hand-drawn pictures that help you relive those moments again. Then, go to Bookemon.com to create your account. To start, you don’t even need to download the software. In just a few minutes, you can begin to preserve those memories in a book that looks like it came off the shelves of a big-name bookseller.

Don’t lose your memories to the fog of time. Preserve them in your own custom book for generations to come.

Your Memory Book–Like a Hug from Afar

Your memory book. It’s like a hug from afar. Go to Bookemon.com on your mobile device or computer to start preserving your memories today.

 

Create a Comic Book and Show Your Students Where the Movies Come From

Comic books are fun for kids to read and create.
Create your own comic book

Comic books are fun for kids to read and create.

One way for teachers to build interest in reading and writing is to help students to create a comic book in which they write about the stories and characters that interest them most. Many students develop an interest in comic book characters and stories as they grow up seeing them portrayed in the movies. Savvy teachers can use these characters and stories to accomplish their academic goals as they build on information students already know.

Language Arts Skills From Comic Books

Doing a comic book project with your students can teach or reinforce many different language arts skills in a fun and creative way. Students need to write a story as part of their comic book, and combining pictures with words can make the storytelling process easier for even the most reluctant writers. When the story is their own, students are highly motivated to spell and punctuate correctly, so these skills are reinforced.

You can teach specific story writing skills through a comic book project. With younger students, you may teach chronology – that stories have a beginning, middle and end. With older students, you can teach plotting elements like conflict and the plot triangle that almost all stories use (rising action, climax, falling action). You can also teach character development with the added aspect of using images to show how characters look and act.

In telling a story, students will need to understand the concepts of genre ( the type of story), dialogue, and other elements which can be taught at different levels for students of different ages. One of the great things about comic books is that they can be adapted for use with every age group K-12.

Kids of all ages can be creative as they create their own comic books
Create your own comic books

Kids of all ages can be creative as they create their own comic books.

Ways to Incorporate Comic Books

One way to use a comic book project is to have students create a comic book to summarize a book they read in class or for a book report. Students will often choose books based on movies (or the other way around) when given a choice. Having to come up with an alternate ending is another good way to approach creating a comic book. There are tons of options to choose from, and you can pick several to offer your students a focused choice.

Creating a comic book can be complicated for some students, but you can make it easier by allowing them to choose between drawing on paper or using a computer graphics program. Bookemon can use a variety of formats to create books for students. Even photos can be used if students want to use this medium for their comic books. Offering students one method of creating their comic books while being open to other ideas is usually the best way to approach the project.

Younger students and students with learning challenges may be able to collaborate on a comic book, working together as a class or with a small group rather than individually. For group projects, teachers should be vigilant about making sure each group member contributes ideas and that all ideas are considered respectfully.

Educators interested in Bookemon can try it out for free and see how it can enhance their classroom projects.

How to Create a Book with Your Students

With some guidance, your students can create their own books.
With some guidance, your students can create their own books.

With some guidance, your students can create their own books.

Teaching young students how to create a book is a great interactive lesson plan that will get them thinking about the process of reading and writing as well as give them a chance to be creative. It can seem like a huge task for kids to create their own books, but you can help break it down into steps for them and make the task manageable and fun.

Choosing a Topic

The first step to creating a book is usually choosing a topic. Younger students can get overwhelmed by a lack of structure, so you might consider tying the book project to a particular unit and narrowing the topic so it fits into that unit, or just choosing a general topic for them. Older students may be able to choose a topic that fits into their existing interests.

Telling a Story

Not all students will have an easy time telling their story, so you can introduce one or more ways to do so. Telling the story chronologically makes the most sense for younger students, while older ones may be able to use flashbacks or incorporate multiple points of view if you show them how and give examples.

Whether students’ stories are simple or complex, encourage them to be descriptive by using words related to each of the five senses, and encourage their creativity and progress. If possible, write a book alongside your students to help model creativity, your excitement for writing stories, and the process of writing for your students.

Students can learn many valuable skills through the process of creating their own books.
Students can learn many valuable skills through the process of creating their own books.

Typing in Text

Younger students may find typing their stories time consuming and cumbersome if they haven’t yet developed keyboarding skills. You may want to have the more proficient students help the others, or maybe you can type in the stories for those who really struggle after they hand write them. Bookemon accommodates PDFs, Word documents and also provides custom templates kids can use.

Adding Artwork

Students who enjoy drawing will probably spend a lot of time making a cover and illustrations for their book. Most schools are equipped with a scanner for importing students’ own drawings or with software students can use to create their own digital illustrations. Bookemon makes it easy to upload photos and other files. For kids who don’t enjoy drawing, there are plenty of royalty-free images on sites like Pixabay that they can use instead.

Ebook or Printed Book?

Bookemon offers free saving of ebooks and the ability to purchase printed copies for publishing options that fit every school’s budget. Books can be used as part of a student’s portfolio and shown, even projected on a big screen, at school and district events to showcase students’ abilities. Printed books are bookstore quality and will become family keepsakes. Teachers can use the books at parent-teacher conferences to talk about student writing.

Get started today in helping your students become published authors with Bookemon.