Title: Character Clouds
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[ELA2015] (4) 3: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions). [RL.4.3]Digital Tool Description: This tool allows users to create word clouds right from their iPad or iPhone.
Title: Interactive Character Scrapbooking
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[ELA2015] (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]Digital Tool Description: The interactive "Character Scrapbook" is a great way to engage students and form a deeper understanding of a book's characters. This interactive activity allows students to create an image of the character being studied and identify and list important characteristic traits.
Title: Let's Make a Cartoon Story!
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[ELA2015] (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]Digital Tool Description: Toontastic is a fun animation app on iPad which can be used for educational purposes. With Toontastic you can create your very own cartoon story. The user has total control of the character selection, setting and story arc.
Title: Dear Junie B...Advice for First Grade
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[ELA2015] (1) 38: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. [L.1.2]Digital Tool Description: The Letter Generator Tool guides students through the process of creating a friendly or business style letter that looks professional and is formatted correctly.
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.