Website of the Week: Book Drum (Gr. 5-12)

Book Drum – All the knowledge behind your favorite books

The website Book Drum is a digital library containing a wide variety of book titles that can be searched by keyword, title, or genre. Where the site really shines is in the additional search tools and information provided. For example, search for book titles by geographical location using a Google Earth interface. All book titles provide a traditional text-based summary, but more and more contributors are adding multimedia components to the entries including photos, videos, and maps that can be both digital and scanned in paper. Many entries include a glossary section defining important words and phrases used in the book, as well as an about-the-author tab as well. Finally, if you’re favorite book isn’t listed, send a request to the site to have a book profile created. You can even volunteer to be a contributor and provide the profile content yourself!

INTEGRATE

  • Students can use the bonus multimedia content to help them select the next book to read.
  • Students can use the site while they are reading the book to help them with vocabulary, visualizations, and understanding the point of view from the  book’s author.

Harry Potter and the C of S summary

Thanks to TeachersFirst for sharing this resource.

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