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Grades 3 – 12 | Mobile App
Word Mover allows children and teens to create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.
Grades 7 – 9 | Lesson Plan
Using various reading strategies and resources, students explore the issue of food waste. They also create persuasive arguments and blog posts examining this topic.
Antislavery heroes are the focus of this lesson. Students research a historical figure who played a key role in the abolition of slavery, and then create a three-dimensional biographical mobile.
The Mystery Cube helps students identify and summarize story elements in this popular genre. It can be used as a postreading or prewriting activity.
Struggling to survive is one of the many themes explored in A Girl Named Disaster. As students read, they look for connections between themselves and the main character, Nhamo.
This tool provides a fun and useful way to explore a variety of topics such as a character in a book, a person or place from history, or even a physical object. An excellent tool to for summarizing or as a prewriting exercise for original stories.
Students read an example of allegory, review literary concepts, complete literary elements maps and plot diagrams, create a pictorial allegory, and write diamante poems related to the theme of change.
The Webbing Tool provides a free-form graphic organizer for activities that ask students to pursue hypertextual thinking and writing.
Students read a poem by a Native American, explore Native American culture and then create a Website that explains words and phrases from the poem.
Bio Cube is a useful summarizing tool that helps students identify and list key elements about a person for a biography or autobiography.
Why stop at paper and markers? With Glogster, a free, web-based tool, students can develop virtual posters including audio, video, text, hyperlinks, and images, and share their creations electronically.
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Lauren Boulden | Language Arts Teacher | Camden-Wyoming, DE
Over my past few years of teaching, there have been multiple occasions where I have been stumped on how to present a particular concept to my students