ALEX Learning Assets
Title: Tell-Tale Heart
Digital Tool: Animoto App
Digital Tool Description: Animoto is a FREE video-building tool that incorporates the use of pictures, music and text.
Animoto will be used by the students so that the students can clearly explain their feelings about whether the narrator was mad.
Title: The Outsiders Novel Trailer
Digital Tool: Video: S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders-Book Trailer
Digital Tool Description: This YouTube video introduces The Outsiders, a novel by S.E. Hinton. It uses audio from an interview with the author to introduce the social themes of the novel.
Title: Trading Knowledge with Character Cards!
Digital Tool: Character Trading Cards
Digital Tool Description: The Character Trading Cards interactive from ReadWriteThink allows students to create trading cards for characters in any reading selection. The interactive tool features questions about a character’s appearance, personality, thoughts, feelings, conflicts, and actions. Additionally, students are encouraged to make personal connections to the character in the last section of the trading card. (A planning sheet is available to print for planning purposes before the students use the online tool.)
Title: Using Verbal Irony in a Travel Brochure
Digital Tool: My Brochure Maker
Digital Tool Description: After reading Edgar Allen Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," students will create a travel brochure for a fictional trip to the Carnival setting in the short story. After analyzing the use of verbal irony by Montressor to lure Fortunato into the catacombs, students will use verbal irony to "lure" vacationers on their trip.