Ask any teacher, and they will tell you students need more time to read self-selected books.
The problem becomes: How do we hold them accountable for their reading?
Many teacher choose to enter a "participation" score into the gradebook, but even if you count it as a low percentage, this can inflate your gradebook and does not feel like an authentic way to motivate all students. Yes, you will have some kids who worry over grade point averages, but those are usually the students who wouldn't need the extrinsic motivation in the first place!
The original idea uses SnapChat to take a picture of a book page, then annotate on the page and use stickers or Bitmojis to visually summarize what was read.
For elementary and middle school teachers, issues with this method are clear: What if I have a student who does not have SnapChat? What if SnapChat is blocked at my school? How do I collect and organize the booksnaps I receive??
Google Slides to the rescue!
Using the feature that allows you to take a picture and put it in the document (Insert > Image > Camera), your students can take a picture of a particular page or paragraph, then use several of the features of Google Slides to annotate the page and make their thinking visible.
I've created a template you can access by clicking here. You will be prompted to make a copy to be saved in your Google Drive. After deleting my example BookSnap slide and editing the title slide to fit your needs, you can attach the template to a Google Classroom assignment.
I have two ideas for how this might work:
Martin, T. (2016). #Booksnaps - snapping for learning [Blog]. Retrieved from: http://www.tarammartin.com/booksnaps-snapping-for-learning/