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Planning Story Characters Using Interactive Trading Cards

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two or three 50- to 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Erika Griffin

Trumbull, Connecticut


International Literacy Association


Lesson Plans

Student Interactives

Mobile Apps

Professional Library



Grades   1 – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Amelia Bedelia Up Close! Closely Reading a Classic Story

Through a close reading of Amelia Bedelia, students reread the material to discuss text-dependent questions, promoting deep thinking about the text and its characters.


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Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Trading Card Creator

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.


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Grades   3 – 8  |  Mobile App  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Trading Cards

Invigorate students' writing with an interactive tool that allows them to demonstrate their comprehension using a mobile app.


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Grades   K – 8  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Trading Cards to Comic Strips: Popular Culture Texts and Literacy Learning in Grades K-8

This resource shows how to use television, movies, video games, music, magazines, and other media to motivate students and enhance literacy learning.


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