ALEX Learning Activity


Tell the Story

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Jennifer Anders
System:Jefferson County
School:Corner High School
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 1123
Tell the Story
Digital Tool/Resource:
Storykit IPad app
Web Address – URL:

The Storykit app allows users to create stories using their own pictures, words and text.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 2
5 ) Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action. [RL.2.5]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 2
6 ) Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud. [RL.2.6]

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.2.6- Identify which character is speaking in a story at different points in the story.

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 2
7 ) Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot. [RL.2.7]

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.2.7- Use an illustration to identify a character setting, or plot of a story.

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 2
12 ) Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text. [RI.2.3]

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.2.12- Identify events or steps in a historical, scientific, or technical text.

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 2
23 ) Write informative or explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section. [W.2.2]

English Language Arts
ELA2015 (2015)
Grade: 2
24 ) Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure. [W.2.3]

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
ELA.AAS.2.24- Compose narrative texts by introducing characters or a narrator and organizing events in sequence.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 2
R6) Produce, review, and revise authentic artifacts that include multimedia using appropriate digital tools.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
  • will create and edit multi-media projects with digital tools.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • video
  • audio
  • record
  • text
  • digital
  • multi-media
Students know:
  • devices can record pictures, drawings, videos, audio and text.
  • programs and applications can organize and help you edit pictures, drawings, videos, audio, and/or text.
Students are able to:
  • type, record audio and video, and draw in a digital environment.
  • organize text, audio, video, and or drawings in a digital environment.
  • record their learning into a digital device using video, text, and/or pictures/drawings.
Students understand that:
  • they can show what they have learned using a digital resource such as video, audio, text, and or pictures/drawings.
  • because the work has been done in a digital environment, it can be easier to edit.
Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of text structure and elements by creating a short story about a famous person in history. 

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
During/Explore/Explain, After/Explain/Elaborate

Using the StoryKit app, students will apply knowledge of text structure and sequence of events by creating a short story. 

Assessment Strategies:

Rubric provided to to students to complete project.

Advanced Preparation:

Teachers should make sure students have collected the information they will need before creating the story.

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