ALEX Learning Activity Resources

ALEX Learning Activities  
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Title: Recording Culture Through Illustrations
Digital Tool:
Digital Tool Description: Students will use a text's illustrations to gain information about the character's culture. This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.

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Title: What's THEMEssage
Digital Tool: Story Cube-Writing and Publishing Student Interactive
Digital Tool Description: Story Cube: Students can summarize the key elements in a story, including character, setting, conflict, resolution, and theme. Students can even identify their favorite part of the story. The finished cube can also be saved, printed, and folded into a fun cube shape that can be used for future reference

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Title: Comparing Clouds
Digital Tool: Tagxedo
Digital Tool Description: Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text. (Taken from Tagxedo's website)

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Title: Functional Text: It's All Around Me
Digital Tool: Answer Garden World Cloud Tool
Digital Tool Description: This digital resource allows the each student in the class to list examples of functional text in order to create a class word cloud.

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