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Using Mobile Devices to Illustrate Literary Devices

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Using Mobile Devices to Illustrate Literary Devices

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Kathy Wickline

Kathy Wickline

Tolono, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology

Mobile Apps






  • iPads and/or Android Tablets
  • One computer with LCD projector and adapter to connect tablets to this computer
  • Paper to print cards (optional)
  • Printer (optional)

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Trading Cards

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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  • Literary Terms & Devices

    This resources provides an alphabetical list of literary terms and devices, along with definitions and examples.

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  1. Download the Trading Card App on the tablets the students will be using.
  2. Provide students with a list of literary devices that will be covered in this lesson.  Use the website Literary Terms & Devices for choosing which literary devices you want students to select from when creating their books.
  3. For session one, choose examples from the stories students have previously read or use the printout Samples of Literary Devices.  Prepare these as a handout for students or to project in the classroom.
  4. Familiarize yourself with the Trading Card App.
  5. Using the Trading Card App, create a card with one sample of a literary device or use this sample card.
  6. Make one copy for every two students of the Trading Card Rubric and one copy for every students of Listening for Literary Devices.

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