ALEX Learning Activities
Title: Analyzing Poems with Google Forms
Digital Tool: Google Form
Digital Tool Description: Google forms allows a teacher to create a digital form for students to use during or after an assignment.
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.)