We started by brainstorming a list of the most important Catholic concepts learned throughout the summer session. Students generated a list of words that covered people, places, and concepts (ex: God, eucharist, Mary, mass, Moses, etc.). The teacher then shared with students several pages from the book, The Important Book, and discussed the pattern present in the text. Students were then asked to choose one item from the Catholic concepts list and to draw a picture and compose a poem written using the same format as The Important Book.
Using a single iPad, the students took turns taking a photo of their drawing and using the photo editor to crop each picture. Edited photos were saved to the Camera Roll. The students then worked with the teacher using the StoryBuddy2 app to create a new page, select the background insert their photo, and record the text. The teacher typed the text (using the students' written copy). An excellent 9-minute YouTube tutorial for using StoryBuddy 2 may be found at StoryBuddy 2 - App Tutorial.