Storyboard & Stapleless Mini Book with Chibi lights

by Chibitronics Community in Classroom

Published on April 15, 2017

Tags : Art, Books & journals, Design, Engineering, Kid Crafts, Language, Science, Social Studies, Writing

Within the Grade 6 Social Studies unit students participate in an entrepreneurial adventure spreading awareness about kids being change agents and making a difference in the lives of other children both locally and globally. Students work collaboratively through the inquiry process of generating questions, conducting research and storytelling their learning by designing a stapleless mini book that will be distributed throughout their class and school. This lesson plan takes 6-8 periods, about 40 minutes each, with access to technology, and was submitted by Zelia Capitao-Tavares, an Elementary Educator, McMurrich Junior Public School.


Google Drawing App
11” x 17” paper
Copper tape
Coin battery
Chibi lights



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Middle School
Estimated Time
300 mins
Lesson Objective

Students will co-write a story focusing on ‘change’ must happen within ourselves before we can help others.


ISTE Standards for Teachers
• Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
• Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
• Model digital age work and learning
ISTE Standards for Students
• Empowered Learner
• Knowledge Constructor
• Innovative Designer
• Creative Communicator
• Global Collaborator


Stapleless Mini Book with Chibi lights
- story writing in any area of the curriculum within any grade (kindergarten students may need assistance with paper circuits: fine motor skills)
- write a mystery story


Pre-lesson Activities/Preparation:

Prior to the storyboard planning and creating the stapleless mini book with Chibi lights students are engaged in a variety of pre-lesson activities. Discussion and exploration on simple, series and parallel circuits were conducted during the Science ‘Electricity Unit’. The basis of their research will be focused on the Social Studies ‘Canada’s Interactions with the Global Community’ highlighting the importance of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, supporting charities like Free the Children and supporting families in Haiti impacted by the 2010 earthquake. Ongoing collaboration both in-class and at-home happened seamlessly as students worked within various Google Apps to gather, construct and share information. NOTE: this was part of a fundraising initiative whereby student entrepreneurs sold their stapleless mini book with Chibi lights and donated proceeds to Free the Children.




Student co-created a story in Google Draw on Page Setup 11 x 17 paper. Dividing the canvas area into a table 2×4 then making the lines invisible once planning was done.


Students referred to a ‘how-to’ YouTube video for creating a stapleless mini book:


Students created their own video of the complete mini book explaining how they incorporated Chibi light paper circuits


Online Resources

More examples can be found at the Rea, Write, Think website:


Introduction downloadable templates for paper circuits:


 Examples from Class:

Images can be found on our class Twitter Account: @McMBusinessDay



Assessment AS Learning via ongoing peer and teacher feedback, students’ reflections shared in their Google Sites ePortfolio




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