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Title: I Covered It!
Digital Tool: Book Cover Creator
Digital Tool Description: Students can use this tool after they have read a book within a small group.  They will create a book cover depicting their own interpretation of the main idea and create illustrations that they believe represent the book.  Students will have the option to use different formats, depending on their preference of front/back/side covers.  Students can print their covers and share them within their small groups.  This way, students can hear different views and thoughts on one story.  


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Title: Acrostic Poems
Digital Tool: Acrostic Poem Generator
Digital Tool Description: This program defines an acrostic poem and its components.  It allows the student to create one of their own while guiding them through the simple process. It begins with a topic chosen by the student, then some brainstorming of words or phrases relating to the topic, and finally it asks for the appropriate words or phrases that correspond with the letters of the topic word.  Once this is complete, the program arranges the poem on a page for the student.


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Title: Recreate a Book Cover!
Digital Tool: Book Cover Creator
Digital Tool Description: This tool, located on readwritethink.org, can be a useful resource for students. Students can create their own book covers. Students can create a front book cover, a full  dust jacket, or a front and back cover. Students can “draw” their own pictures and can add text to the covers. This tool is relatively easy for students to use, and would be a good tool for any grade.


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Title: Functional Text: It's All Around Me
Digital Tool: Answer Garden World Cloud Tool
Digital Tool Description: This digital resource allows the each student in the class to list examples of functional text in order to create a class word cloud.


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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. 


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