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Doodle Splash

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Doodle Splash

Grades K – 12
Interactive Type Organizing & Summarizing
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Teaching K-8 students to visualize what they are reading and to create graphic symbols helps them develop as readers. Doodle Splash interactive combines the process of drawing with analytical thinking about a text by pairing an online drawing space with writing prompts that encourage students to make connections between their visual designs and the text. The tool can be used for whole-class discussion of a short story (or part of a novel), small-group work, or individually, where students use doodles, symbols, drawings, shapes, and colors to construct a graphic of their story or chapter. After completing their individual or group images, students have the ability to print out their final versions for feedback and assessment.

Lessons That Use This Interactive

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Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Doodle Splash: Using Graphics to Discuss Literature

Students keep a doodle journal while reading short stories by a common author. In small groups, students then combine their doodles into a graphic representation of the text.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Investigating the Holocaust: A Collaborative Inquiry Project

Students explore a variety of resources as they learn about the Holocaust. Working collaboratively, they investigate the materials, prepare oral responses, and produce a topic-based newspaper to complete their research.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

Using Picture Books to Explore Identity, Stereotyping, and Discrimination

Students analyze the concepts of identity, stereotyping, and discrimination by reading picture books; identify how these concepts are dealt with in each book; and discuss concrete actions to stop discrimination.

 

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Grades   5 – 6  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Introducing Basic Media Literacy Education Skills with Greeting Cards

In this lesson, students examine and create holiday/event cards, analyze holiday elements, and create their own. The activities help students focus on the reasons for composing messages as they do.