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Blending the Past with Today?s Technology: Using Prezi to Prepare for Historical Fiction

Blending the Past with Today?s Technology: Using Prezi to Prepare for Historical Fiction

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This lesson is designed to help students prepare to read a historical novel. Students are required to complete research pertaining to the work's setting, time-period or decade. Afterwards, students use the online site and software, Prezi, to communicate and share their findings.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Self Assessment
Software
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Kathy Wickline
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Book Report Alternative: Creating Postcards for Fictional Settings

Book Report Alternative: Creating Postcards for Fictional Settings

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In this lesson, students are given the opportunity to be imaginative as they create illustrated postcards that depict one of the settings of their novel choices featuring journeys. Furthermore, they communicate about the importance of the settings as they write the text of their postcards.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Kathy Wickline
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Book Report Alternative: Creating Reading Excitement with Book Trailers

Book Report Alternative: Creating Reading Excitement with Book Trailers

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After reading books, students share book talks through digital storytelling. First, students plan scripts and then find images to illustrate their scripts. They also add text, narration, music as well as pan and zoom effects. Finally, the joy of reading is prompted through the sharing of the students' digital stories.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Kathy Wickline
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Book Report Alternative: Getting Acquainted with "Farcebook"

Book Report Alternative: Getting Acquainted with "Farcebook"

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Facebook-like pages used as book reports provide students a unique format to review several elements of fiction typically found in a traditional book report. Through the sharing of their Facebook-like pages in class, students will have suggestions for future reading.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Kathy Wickline
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Book Report Alternative: Rewind the Plot!

Book Report Alternative: Rewind the Plot!

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By mimicking popular websites that relate the plot of movies, television shows, and real life events in reverse, students have the opportunity to review the plot in a more creative and challenging fashion. Using a snowclone (a verbal formula that is changed for reuse), students complete the phrase "If you read ____ backwards, it's about ____" to comment on the plots of novels.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Kathy Wickline
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Digitally Explaining the Immigrant Experience

Digitally Explaining the Immigrant Experience

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This lesson focuses on helping students understand the immigrant experience by examining the lives of several famous immigrants. First practicing their visual literacy skills, students will examine photographs from the Library of Congress featuring immigrants. Then each student will research an immigrant’s reasons for leaving his/her homeland, experience in America, and contributions to the world. With a partner, students will use the Venn Diagram Student Interactive to compare and contrast their two immigrants. Based on the differences and similarities, the students will write a conversation between the two immigrants that they will use to create a recorded video presentation using PowToon.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Kathy Wickline
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Digitally Telling the Story of Greek Figures

Digitally Telling the Story of Greek Figures

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Students will become engaged learners through this unit that prepares students for studying ancient Greece with digital storytelling skills. First students develop a list of questions to research Greek gods, heroes, and creatures. Then with a partner, they choose the topic of their research and divide the questions between themselves. After conducting research, the partners write scripts for their digital story using the online tool PowToon.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Kathy Wickline
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Examining History with Maya Angelou’s Poetry

Examining History with Maya Angelou’s Poetry

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Well known for addressing social issues in the world through her poetry, Maya Angelou’s moving poems serve to teach historical topics in this lesson. To understand the world that surrounded her, students practice their visual literacy skills as they first examine photographs from the Library of Congress. These primary sources illustrate some of the events that affected her life and thus her writing. Next students research these events in order to create trading cards using the ReadWriteThink Trading Card App or Trading Card Creator Student Interactive. While reading Angelou’s poems, students share the trading cards to better understand the background for her writing.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Kathy Wickline
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Greetings from the Biomes of the World

Greetings from the Biomes of the World

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In this lesson, students research biomes and then utilize iPads to create postcards with the free app PhotoCard by Bill Atkinson. Combining their research notes with corresponding images, students write about their biome in postcards as they “visit” the biome.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Kathy Wickline
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Learning about Clouds with Haikus

Learning about Clouds with Haikus

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In this lesson, students research the various types of clouds using print and online materials. Then students write haikus using the Haiku App or the Haiku Poem Interactive, but they do not include the names of the clouds. The students share their haikus and guess what type of cloud each haiku describes.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Kathy Wickline
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Learning about Clouds with Haikus

Learning about Clouds with Haikus

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In this lesson, students research the various types of clouds using print and online materials. Then students write haikus using the Haiku App or the Haiku Poem Interactive, but they do not include the names of the clouds. The students share their haikus and guess what type of cloud each haiku describes.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Kathy Wickline
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Persuade Me in Five Slides! Creating Persuasive Digital Stories

Persuade Me in Five Slides! Creating Persuasive Digital Stories

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This resource provides a lesson designed to follow lessons that ask students to write persuasive essays. After completing their essays, students will be responsible for creating a 5 slide presentation that effectively summarizes their essay. The presentation should include narrations for each slide. Students will share their completed slides with their peers.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Kathy Wickline
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Poppin’ Fun with Physical and Chemical Changes

Poppin’ Fun with Physical and Chemical Changes

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Students can practice their speaking skills in a lower stakes situtation. Additionally, they are exposed to another skill for their technology toolbox. For this lesson students examine the differences between physical and chemical changes. After understanding these changes, in small groups students follow instructions for making popcorn, photographing each step. Then students create a video using the SonicPics app to narrate their photos and answer questions about this change.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Kathy Wickline
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Summarizing With Haikus

Summarizing With Haikus

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In this lesson plan, students summarize a recently completed writing assignment using a haiku poem. Haiku are well-suited to this task becuase they force students to carefully consider the value of each word, since they are so strictly limited.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Kathy Wickline
Date Added:
02/26/2019
What Did George Post Today? Learning About People of the American Revolution Through Facebook

What Did George Post Today? Learning About People of the American Revolution Through Facebook

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Creating Facebook-like presentations via Microsoft PowerPoint will engage and motivate students to learn about famous people of the American Revolution. To gain background knowledge prior to their study of the Revolutionary War, students will research people who played an important role during this time period. While sharing their research in their PowerPoint presentations, students provide written feedback.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Kathy Wickline
Date Added:
02/26/2019