As I was flipping through some promotion materials from Epic Reads last year, I came across an interesting page promoting Emoji Reads.
I started the project by creating the emoji books on my phone, but I found that to be a fairly tiresome and lengthy process. Therefore I began to use this website to create the pictures of Emojis to display in the library's main display area. While the website is slightly cumbersome to use, it was easier than using my phone, and when I was done, I could easily get the picture of the Emoji string I created by clicking "Picture."
I began to think of a variety of books that I could use that were popular in my library. I used some YA titles such as The Fault in Our Stars, If I Stay, etc. I also used some "classic" titles like Harry Potter and The Giver. Finally, I used some contemporary fiction, such as The Martain. Overall. I made 10 Emoji book plots. I put the picture into a Google Slide presentation, printed them in color on cardstock, and got them ready to be in our main display. I also created an answer sheet to collect guesses from students.
This contest will launch in January, and I'm excited about the prospect of the frenxy I get over contests, especially if English teachers offer extra credit for it!
To get a copy of the 10 book Emojis I created, click HERE.
To get a copy of the answer sheet, click HERE.
Please feel free to use, manipulate, make your own, and share!
Jennifer Zimny has been a teacher librarian at Ponderosa High School for the past three years and previous to that, she was the drama teacher for 9 years. She holds a BA in Theatre from CSUS, a teaching credential in English, and a teaching credential in Library Media Services from Azusa Pacific University
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