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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.
Students will really warm up to this lesson about global warming as they study multimedia materials and use a variety of comprehension strategies.
The Mystery Cube helps students identify and summarize story elements in this popular genre. It can be used as a postreading or prewriting activity.
Students examine figurative language in The Phantom Tollbooth and create a chart representing the literal and figurative meanings of words and phrases.
Students use this online tool to create an alphabet chart or pages for an alphabet book.
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.
This tool allows students to complete crossword puzzles on a variety of grade-appropriate topics, and also create and print their own crossword puzzles.
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.
Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information.
Written with the Common Core State Standards firmly in mind, this book presents a much-needed instructional model for disciplinary literacy.
In this guide, you will learn how to use the Concept Circles strategy to support vocabulary development and comprehension of complex text.
Kathy Wickline | Media Specialist/Librarian | Tolono, IL
After nineteen years of teaching high school English and German, I switched to position of media specialist at a middle school