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NTI LANGAGE ARTS

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Computer monitor with the title Language Arts with an apple in the upper left corner.
 
Software
Reading Eggs login (External Site)
Grades K-2
Starfall (External Site)
Grades K-2
Highlights Kids (External Site)
 
 
Grades K-5
RAZ-Kids Login (External Site)
 
Grades K-5
Sadlier Connect Resources (External Site)
Grades K-5
 
 
Vocabulary Spelling City (External Site)
 
Grades K-5
MobyMax login (External Site)
Grades K-8
Storyline Online (External Site)
TumbleBooks (External Site)
Grades K-5
Scootpad (External Site)
Grades K-8
Power My Learning (External Site)
Grades K-12
 
 
 
Elementary Examples
Read for 20 minutes and complete a reading log

Make a sock puppet or two and write a play or create a skit on an ipad with the puppet app
 
Write 10 words and then make them using items around the house, take a picture your work and then share with your teacher through email, facebook, twitter, etc.

Write a poem about what you like to do.
 

Practice your handwriting for 20 minutes with letters, words, and phrases.
 

Create an a ABC book, or a color book to teach a theme to a preschool child.

Check out these comic strip templates--that can be used across the curriculum
 
Noun Scattergories:
Think of a Letter and then think of 5 of the each nouns that begin with that letter
 

Check out this site for more thoughts and apps for using in elementary Language Arts.
 

 

 

 

 
Secondary Examples
 
Create an Open Mind of the character:
An Open Mind (drawing of a head) is a way of getting inside a character’s head to see what the character might be thinking or feeling. Imagine that this character thinks in pictures, symbols, images, words or phrases. Use this head outline, to show what the character is thinking and feeling. On the other side, explain what this Open Mind helped you to realize about the character in the story or person in real life. 
Extend this activity: Pick one or two ideas that you want to share with the class and share as a post in the Google Classroom or Edmodo.
 
 
Character traits poster:
Students create a poster identifying traits in characters, and it can be a interactive digital posters in Google Drawings.
Some elements of the posters included:
  • A title with the name of the character
  •  Three traits they identified in the character
  • Evidence from the book showing how the character demonstrated those traits
  • Creative Commons images (click “Insert > Image > Search” from the menu)
  • Snapshots of themselves posing as the characters taken with the cameras in their Chromebooks (click “Insert > Image > Take a snapshot”)
  • Links to websites with more information about the characters or the book (we didn’t do this but it could extend the activity)
Write a persuasive advertisement for a product of your choice
 
Word Splash:
Select 10-15 words, concepts, and/or phrases
“Splash” words on the page
  •  Students to draw a line connecting words that share a relationship 
  •  A word can be connected to more than one word
  •  Words can be added to the splash their progresses
 
 
Complete a Character Map: (available on Google school site)
 

Keep a reading journal
 

Read for 20 minutes and share about what you read on the website, facebook, twitter
 
 
Winter Poetry:
Write a poem about winter and create what the page will look like. You can create your page digital or on paper.  (Pages will be placed together in a class book to be submitted to the STLP Winter Competition and Madison County Tech Extravaganza)
 
Create an ABC Book:  Students create in groups or individual.
  • ABC Book About:
  • Historical figures 
  • Science Inventors
  • Elements of Periodic Table
  • Careers in STEM
  • Musical Instruments
  • Art History
  • Artist
  • Musicians or Classical Composers
 
 
Create a podcast and share your podcast in the google classroom stream.
  • Make a quick one minute summary of your reading
  • Create a story and share
  • Create a poetry podcast
  • Record readings and self check your fluency
     
Check this site for how and ideas for podcast
 
 
Compose a fast food rap/advertisement:
Students create a rap/advertisement trying to convince class peers to visit this fast food place

 

Frayer Slides:
Have the class each complete a vocabulary slide in this presentation then the students will have the vocabulary to practice, 
Google Slides available on school site.

 
 
Apps & Sites to use to create:
 
Chatterpix:  Simply take any photo, draw a line to make a mouth, and record your voice. Then share your Pix with friends and family as silly greetings, playful messages, creative cards, or even fancy book reports. And best of all, it’s FREE!
 
Puppet Pals:  Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time!
 
Book Creator: Book Creator is the simple way to make your own beautiful ebooks, right on your iPad. You can submit the finished books to the Madison County iTunes Library
 
Sock Puppets: Sock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos and share them on Facebook and YouTube. Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Hit the record button and the puppets automatically lip-synch to your voice
 
Toontastic:  Lights, Camera, Play! Toontastic is a creative storytelling app that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons with friends and family around the world. With over 14 million cartoons created in 200+ countries, parents and teachers rave about the app... and kids can't stop creating!