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Looking for ways to engage your students in online literacy learning? Find more interactive tools that help them accomplish a variety of goals-from organizing their thoughts to learning about language.
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Interactive Type||Organizing & Summarizing|
|ABOUT THIS INTERACTIVE|
Teaching high school students to visualize what they are reading and to create graphic symbols helps them develop as readers. The Literary Graffiti interactive combines the process of drawing with analytical thinking about a text by pairing an online drawing space with writing prompts (shown at left) that encourage students to make connections between their visual designs and the text. The tool can be used for whole-class discussion of a text, small-group work, or individually, where students use "graffiti," symbols, drawings, shapes, and colors to construct a graphic of the text they are reading. 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
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Images have power—they can trigger memories or symbolize abstract ideas. Students put the power of images to the test as they analyze symbolism in Night and create symbolic photomontages.
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Grades 5 – 12 | Strategy Guide
Use independent, imaginative artwork and varied writing prompts to assess understanding of a given topic for a student body with differentiated needs.