Monday, November 12, 2018

Bring Characters to Life with Voki Book Hooks!

Are you looking for an EASY, ENGAGING, FUN way to use technology AND help your students improve their reading comprehension?
Make Voki Books Hooks and your students will bring their characters to life!
In this series of lessons, your students will LOVE creating a Voki, a talking avatar, which tells listeners about exciting or interesting parts of a book without giving away the ending.
Creating a Voki is simple, fun and engaging and it guaranteed to hook even your most reluctant readers.

Check out these sample book hooks created by 4th grade students!
Through the creation of Voki Book Hooks, your students will:
  • analyze book jacket blurbs and movie trailers
  • create a list of tips for “How to Persuade Others to Read a Book”
  • write a script for a book hook that builds suspense and persuades others to read a book
  • use evidence from the text to bring a book character to life
  • read with fluency and expression
  • use details from the text to create character voice
  • use technology to make a talking character book hooks

This product includes:
  • Three detailed lesson plans
  • Student printables
  • A Scoring Rubric
  • Information about how to get started on

What is Voki?

A Voki is an easy, fun, educational tool that allows users to create their very own talking character.

Voki characters can be customized to look like historical figures, cartoons, animals, and realistic characters! You can give your Voki a voice by recording with a microphone, using a dial-in number, or uploading an audio file. Voki characters can be emailed, shared on social media, and embedded on websites!

How much does it cost?

There are several membership options for new users of You can sign up for free, with limited characters and user settings. Voki also offers classroom packages, starting at 4.99 a month for a class of 30 students. It is well worth the price to purchase a classroom license, but if you want to give it try first, go with the free Basic membership. 

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