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Subject: English Language Arts (3), Arts Education (3)
Title: Character Movement
Description: Students will create a 16-count dance that communicates and describes a character in a story. Students will base their dance on a character's traits.  This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.


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Subject: Arts Education (3), English Language Arts (3)
Title: Henri Rousseau Jungle Art
Description: Students will read Michelle Markel's picture book, The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau. Students will discuss the main character of the book, Henri Rousseau. Students will discuss how people's reactions to his artwork have changed over time. Students will create an individual imagined jungle word list to be used as a prompt for a jungle drawing. They will elaborate on their individual imagined jungle word list by creating a jungle drawing that contains a subject and background. This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.


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Subject: English Language Arts (3), Technology Education (3 - 5), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (3)
Title: Word Splash
Description: Wordle is a tool for generating word clouds or word splashes from user provided text. The clouds allows you to emphasize words by making them larger by typing them more frequently. You can create your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. You have the freedom to create different word shapes and formats. Once complete, you can print for future reference. This site could be used at the end of a book study as a character analysis. Assign students specific characters to describe within their word splash. 


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Subject: English Language Arts (3), Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: The Whipping Boy Word Cloud
Description: This is an interactive website that allows students to generate a word cloud with text provided. The clouds give greater importance to words that appear more frequently in the source text.


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Subject: English Language Arts (3), Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Alternative Book Reports
Description: Wordle is a tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. (Description from wordle.net).


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Subject: English Language Arts (3)
Title: Educreating and Recreating: A Setting In A Story
Description: Educreations allows you to create and record lessons for students to view independently.  In addition, it provides students with a creative media they can use to prepare presentations for their teachers and peers. It is easy to use, so it makes a great tool for assessing student knowledge. Students can create projects that apply to every level of Bloom's Taxonomy verbally and through illustrations. This is a free application available on iPad and iPhone.


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