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Subject: English Language Arts (2), Arts Education (2)
Title: Determining Mood
Description: Students will be able to interpret the mood of a piece of art by describing the setting of the piece and the colors used within.  This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.


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Subject: Arts Education (2), English Language Arts (2)
Title: Creating a House: Integrating Language Arts with Visual Arts
Description: The teacher will begin the activity with a read-aloud of A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle. Next, the teacher will allow students to use the illustrations in the picture book to describe the plot of the story. Then, the teacher will lead students on a "nature walk" around the school to collect items to create an imaginary house. Lastly, the students will design an imaginary home using the natural objects found on their walk while individually following sequential steps. This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.


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Subject: English Language Arts (2), Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Tell Me Your Story
Description: StoryMaker is an app that allows students to create a story including text, graphics, and narration. 


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Subject: English Language Arts (1 - 4), Technology Education (K - 8)
Title: Character Clouds
Description: This tool allows users to create word clouds.  


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Subject: English Language Arts (2), Technology Education (K - 2), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2)
Title: Tell the Story
Description: The Storykit app allows users to create stories using their own pictures, words and text.


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Subject: English Language Arts (K - 2)
Title: Interactive Character Scrapbooking
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. 


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