ALEX Learning Activities
Title: What's THEMEssage
Digital Tool: Story Cube-Writing and Publishing Student Interactive
Digital Tool Description: Story Cube: Students can summarize the key elements in a story, including character, setting, conflict, resolution, and theme. Students can even identify their favorite part of the story. The finished cube can also be saved, printed, and folded into a fun cube shape that can be used for future reference
Title: You're a Poet, and You Know It!
Digital Tool: Poetry Idea Engine
Digital Tool Description: This tool provides assistance with creating haikus, cinquains, limericks, and free verse poetry.
Title: Infuse Story Sequences
Digital Tool: InfuseLearning
Digital Tool Description: InfuseLearning is a web-based student response system that allows teachers to create assessments either prior to class sessions or spontaneously during a lesson. The assessments can be administered in several formats. Some of which include multiple choice, true or false, sort in order, and open ended text answers. The Sort in Order quiz will be used for this learning asset to assess student understanding of story content and structure.
Title: Interactive Plot Diagram
Digital Tool: Plot Diagram
Digital Tool Description: This organizational tool for grades K-12 uses the plot diagram pyramid to map events in a story. You can choose beginning, middle, and end for younger learners or exposition, climax, and resolution for older learners. The mapping tool allows readers to recreate a story you have taught in class, or writers to map out the ideas for an original piece.