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[ELA2015] (2) 26: With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers. [W.2.6]Digital Tool Description: Storybird is a website where you can create and publish books that you write. The site has many illustrations that you can use with the book that you have written. You can also read other people’s creations and give feedback on them. You can also receive feedback from other people about your creations. Storybird can be used in writing and teaching the students about technology. It can expand the students’ creativity by giving them a chance to create something that is all their own and publish it. This will also get students excited about reading and writing.
Title: Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover
Readwritethink: Book Cover Creator Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (6) 26: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting. [W.6.6]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: Interactive Plot Diagram
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[ELA2015] (12) 33: Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest. [SL.11-12.5]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.