ALEX Learning Activities
Title: Similes and Metaphors
Digital Tool: Haiku Deck app
Digital Tool Description: Haiku Deck allows students to create a photo slide show. Its search feature automatically searches for Creative Commons images that students can use. Students can share their slide shows without having to use an email address.
Title: Who's Who in Alabama?
Digital Tool: ReadWriteThink Bio Cube Creator
Digital Tool Description: This option allows students to develop an outline of a person whose biography or autobiography they have just read. Student may print the final product which can be cut and pasted into an actual cube. Planning sheets are provided.
Title: Greek God/Goddess Trading Cards
Digital Tool: Readwritethink Trading Cards app
Digital Tool Description: This app allows students to create trading cards to describe different characters. The app is free from the App Store.
Title: Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover
Digital Tool: Readwritethink: Book Cover Creator
Digital Tool Description: This is an interactive tool that allows students to create individualized book covers for their written works or the literature of others.
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.
Title: Untangling the Web
Digital Tool: Doodle Splash
Digital Tool Description: Doodle Splash is an online interactive that allows students to incorporate their drawings with their writing. This site allows them to visualize their ideas and prompts them to write about those ideas.