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Word Mover

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Word Mover

Grades 3 – 12
Interactive Type Writing Poetry
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ABOUT THIS INTERACTIVE  

Overview

 

 

ReadWriteThink.org’s Word Mover student interactive can be used to supplement classroom instruction, reinforce concepts taught in class, offer increased student engagement, and promote out-of-school literacy.

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.

FEATURES

  • 6 poem categories, each with the ability to personalize
  • 12 backgrounds for stylizing poems
  • Helpful instructions available throughout app
  • Viewing of finished poem for proofreading
  • Ability to save poem as draft or final version
  • Ability to print poem
  • Ability to send poem by e-mail

 

Lessons That Use This Interactive

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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Finding Poetry in Prose: Reading and Writing Love Poems

After reading several poems that expand the definition of love poetry, students compose found poems based on a personal memoir—either their own or a love story of another writer.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson

Create a Great Future: STEM Career Research Using Close Reading

What if students could see the relevance of their school curriculum to real-world, interesting, STEM-related careers? Let’s help them create a great future!

 

Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources

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Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson

How Big Are Martin’s Big Words? Thinking Big about the Future

Inspired by the book Martin’s Big Words, students explore information on Dr. King to think about his "big" words, then they write about their own "big" words and dreams.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Engaging Students in a Collaborative Exploration of the Gettysburg Address

In small groups, students closely examine one sentence from the Gettysburg Address and create a multigenre project communicating what they have discovered about the meaning and significance of the text.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Playing with Prepositions through Poetry

Students play with and explore prepositions during a whole group reading of Ruth Heller’s Behind the Mask, and then by composing and publishing prepositional poems based on the book’s style.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Entering History: Nikki Giovanni and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nikki Giovanni’s poem “The Funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr.” is paired with Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, taking students on a quest through time to the Civil Rights movement.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

A Bear of a Poem: Composing and Performing Found Poetry

Children find favorite words, phrases, and sentences from familiar stories. Working together, they combine their words and phrases to create a poem. The poem is then shared as performance poetry.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

I Have a Dream: Exploring Nonviolence in Young Adult Texts

Students will identify how Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of nonviolent conflict-resolution is reinterpreted in modern texts. Homework is differentiated to prompt discussion on how nonviolence is portrayed through characterization and conflict. Students will be formally assessed on a thesis essay that addresses the Six Kingian Principles of Nonviolence.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring the Power of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Words through Diamante Poetry

Students explore the ways that powerful and passionate words communicate the concepts of freedom, justice, discrimination, and the American Dream in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s "I Have a Dream" speech.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Discovering Traditional Sonnet Forms

Students read sonnets, charting the poems’ characteristics and using their observations to deduce traditional sonnet forms. They then write original sonnets, using a poem they have analyzed as a model.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Poetry Circles: Generative Writing Loops Help Students Craft Verse

Students put their heads together in a poetry circle to learn and practice different forms of poetry.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

"America the Beautiful": Using Music and Art to Develop Vocabulary

Students engage in a rich study of vocabulary words from the song “America the Beautiful,” using music and art.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Myth and Truth: The Gettysburg Address

By exploring myths and truths surrounding Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, students think critically about commonly believed stories regarding this famous speech from the Civil War era.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Mobile App  |  Writing Poetry

Word Mover

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 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 15

In 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on this day.

Students study Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and work in groups to create a mural that depicts Dr. King's vision of peace.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 19

Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863.

Students practice the Pre-AP strategy called SOAPSTone, identifying important parts of the Gettysburg Address and comparing it with John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 1

April is National Poetry Month!

Students are assigned to be "poets of the day" and are provided several models to create, illustrate, and present their different poems to the class.

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 24

Participate in Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Students select a poem and create a Stapleless Book using the interactive tool.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 21

Today is World Poetry Day.

Students read and respond to Billy Collins' poem "Introduction to Poetry." Students then write about a favorite poem and imagine the perfect way to read it.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 28

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.

Students explore the "I Have a Dream" Foundation's website and brainstorm ways they can help themselves or others at their school achieve their educational dreams.

 

Related Parent & Afterschool Resources

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Grades   5 – 10  |  Activity & Project

Make a Magnetic Poetry Set

Let children practice using different types of words in a fill-in-the-blank-story game before making their own word list for a magnetic poetry set.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Activity & Project

Fantastically Fun Word Families

Use the Word Mover mobile app to play with word families and listen for rhyme, then sort real and nonsense words, alphabetize the words, and create a story or poem using the words.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Printout  |  Writing It Out

Make a Magnetic Poetry Set

Children can make their own magnetic poetry set. Watch as the refrigerator becomes a space for literary art.