Reading Project Ideas

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"These interactive tools can be used to supplement a variety of lessons and provide an opportunity for students to use technology while developing their literacy skills." The links below take you to some online/interactive sites for writing support. They excited my students as I tried them out this week. There are other print resources about the same concept available through the main site and they provide the appropriate grade levels.

"The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on)."
The Character Trading Cards tool allows students to create their own character cards, which they can then print off, illustrate, and trade or keep. It can be used with characters in a book students are reading or as a prewriting exercise for students who are writing narrative stories.

"The Stapleless Book is designed to allow users to create with ease an eight-page book simply by folding and cutting."
The Flip Book is designed to allow users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books up to ten pages long.
"The Book Cover Creator is designed to allow users to type and illustrate front book covers, front and back covers, and full dust jackets."
"Use this Mystery Cube to help your students sort out the clues in their favorite mysteries or develop outlines for their own stories."
"This Biography Cube allows students to develop an outline of a person whose biography or autobiography they have just read; it can also be used before students write their own autobiography."
Fractured Fairy Tales: Whether it’s The Princess and the Rutabaga or Big Blue Riding Hood, invite your students to turn familiar fairy tales upside down and inside out – and to have fun.
"The Story Map interactive includes a set of graphic organizers designed to assist teachers and students in prewriting and postreading activities."
"Study their content area vocabulary, practice grammar or parts of speech, or demonstrate what they have learned by creating
crossword puzzles.
In this online tool, students can learn about and write diamante poems, which are diamond-shaped poems that use nouns, adjectives, and gerunds to describe either one central topic or two opposing topics (for example, night/day or winter/spring).
"An Acrostic poem uses the letters in a word to begin each line of the poem."
A shape poem is a poem that describes an object and is written in the shape of the object.
The Animal Inquiry interactive is a versatile tool that can enhance student inquiry in research at the elementary level.