ALEX Learning Activity Resources

ALEX Learning Activities  
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Title: Cracking the Introduction to Their Eyes Were Watching God
Digital Tool: EdPuzzle Video- Ruby Dee
Digital Tool Description: Ruby Dee reads from introduction to Their Eyes Were Watching God.  Students must view the video to respond to quiz questions.

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Title: Set the Setting for the Dust Bowl Era
Digital Tool: PBS The American Experience Website
Digital Tool Description: The video could be used to introduce setting to the dust bowl as an introduction to the novel Of Mice and Men to orient students to the time period which is essential for understanding the novel.

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Title: Interactive Plot Diagram
Digital Tool: Plot Diagram
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. 

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