Inspiration: Create Graphic Organisers or use some of the ones here http://hotandthinkertools.wikispaces.com/Reading Keynote: Create character descriptions, have a slide each for each character, describe settingsComic Life: Create character descriptions, show the different parts of the storyGoogle Docs: Use Graphic organisers, create reading tasks, answer comprehension questionsCamera: take photos of covers or graphics in a book to write about them or annotate themiMovie: make a movie about a play, turn a book into a playBlogger: Write as a character on the ‘Characters Blog, write a review on the Book Review blogPages: Use Graphic organisers, create reading tasks, answer comprehension questions
Word:Use Graphic organisers, create reading tasks, answer comprehension questionsPowerPoint: Create character descriptions, have a slide each for each character, describe settingsGoogle Presentation: Create character descriptions, have a slide each for each character, describe settingsInternet Comics: Make a comic strip about what happened in the story http://publishingideas.wikispaces.com/CartoonGarageband: Record your voice reading your book on Garageband, then add music for mood, and sounds for effectsComic Builder: Use any of the lego comic sites to make comic strips http://dcuniversesuperheroes.lego.com/en-us/ComicBuilder/FramePage.aspx http://starwars.lego.com/en-us/ComicBuilder/FramePage.aspx http://city.lego.com/en-us/comic-builder/my-comics/Trading Cards: Make trading cards of characters and settings, print out, laminate and trade with your friendsKerpoof: make a poster, make a book, make a movie http://kerpoof.com
Follow up activity: whatever the activity is that you have created for the students that has to do with what they have just readClass wiki: the class or group reading page might have games or books to read i.e. http://literacyandict.wikispaces.com/Websites+for+Juniors http://literacyandict.wikispaces.com/Websites+for+Seniors http://walkthetalkclevedon.wikispaces.com/ReadingGoogle Site: the class or group reading page might have games or books to read Create a wordfind: use PowerPoint, or Keynote or Google Presentation to make a wordfind about words in your story http://hotandthinkertools.wikispaces.com/WordfindWriting as a Character Blog: set up a class blog where you write as the characters in books http://writingascharacters.blogspot.co.nz/Character Diary: Do a daily diary from the point of view of a character in the book, use PowerPoint, Keynote or Google PresentationWrite a letter or an email to a character: Use one of the formats and write a letter (print it out, make an envelope and post in the class letterbox or send your email to the teacher http://hotandthinkertools.wikispaces.com/Letter+or+email+to+Character
Plot places on Scribblemaps: plot all the different places, towns, cities, countries that are mentioned in a story, draw a road map on Scribble maps, find photos or youtube movies to illustrate the places, make some of your own notes, embed in a blog, wiki or site http://scribblemaps.com/Wordle: make a visual picture of the words in the story you have just read http://www.wordle.net/createNewspaper Frontpage: make a character from the story you have just read the front page news http://www.presentationmagazine.com/editable-powerpoint-newspapers-407.htmMake a character collage: Find pictures in magazines or on the internet that you think look like the characters in your story. Make a collage of them and then add quotes that those characters made to the pictures. http://hotandthinkertools.wikispaces.com/Character+CollageA-Z words: Compile a list of words from A to Z which has relevance to topic. Younger students can find the words starting with the letters of the alphabet and a picture for each slide. Older students should write sentences either with definitions or meaning of the word in context. http://hotandthinkertools.wikispaces.com/The+Alphabet+keyMake a story cube: Choose six important parts of your story and draw pictures on the cube to tell the story. Make a story mobile by hanging them together. Or use the online Cube Creator and make a cube with Questions and answers. http://hotandthinkertools.wikispaces.com/Story+CubeMake a wanted poster: Make a Wanted Poster about a character. Identify what the Character is wanted for and a description of what they look like. http://hotandthinkertools.wikispaces.com/Wanted+Poster
Book Creator: Rewrite the story you have readDictionary: Look up words that you need meanings, synonyms and antonyms foriMovie: record a play using iMoviePuppet Pals: record a play using Puppet PalsSock Puppets: record yourself and a buddy readingInspiration: use a Graphic Organiser to complete a reading activity http://hotandthinkertools.wikispaces.com/ReadingPhotos: take photos of pages of text and highlight features of text, take photos of graphics and use for character descriptions etcPic Collage: Find pictures on the internet that you think look like the characters in your story. Make a collage of them and then add quotes that those characters made to the pictures.
Screen Chomp: practice writing words, suffixes, prefixes, show compounds etcShowme: practice writing words, suffixes, prefixes, show compounds etcPaint & Create: create drawings of characters, settings, parts of the storyQR reader: scan QR codes and visit websites or read instructionsTools 4 students: Graphic organisersBlogger: set up a class blog where you write as the characters in books http://writingascharacters.blogspot.co.nziBooks: read books, highlight text, make notes, look up dictionary meaningsNotability: take photos of text and highlight features of text
ABC Games:Have a folder of alphabet gamesGoogle Drive: Any activities you make for the iPad in Google Drive, make sure there are no tables, it is too hard to write in tables at the momentVoice Recorder: student can record their voice reading their instructional book, and listen to it back, record a student reading and do a running recordWord Games: Have a folder of word gamesMake audiobook: Record your voice reading your book on Garageband, then add music for mood, and sounds for effectsInteractive books: Have a folder of interactive booksTrading Cards: Make trading cards of characters and settings, print out, laminate and trade with your friendsFlipboard: save blogs or magazine websites to this app so that they can be read as a magazine
Comic Life: Create character descriptions, show the different parts of the storyKindle: : read books, highlight text, make notes, look up dictionary meaningsEvernote: record yourself reading your book, save in your reading folder, save some of your work to the reading folder in EvernoteAudiobook: Grab a book and listen to the audiobook
Whiteboard: practise prefixes, suffixes, compounds, contractions etcWord work: complete work sheets, do activities at centreGraphic Novel: read a Graphic novel from the Graphic novel boxBook Box: read books at your levelReading Book: complete activities in reading bookMagazines: read magazines from Magazine boxPaper & Felts: draw pictures of characters or scenes from the storyModelling Books: use modelling books to practise something you have learned today, yesterday or last week
Follow Up Activity: activity that follows up learning from instructional readerLibrary: read a book from the libraryNon Fiction Box: read a book from the non fiction boxInquiry Books: read a book from the Inquiry book boxListen to a story: use one of the iPod Touches or shuffles to listen to an audio bookFinish off work: finish of any work that needs to be doneReading Options: choose from any of the reading optionsJournal Play: Grab some friends and perform a play from the Journal play book (you could also record it with an iPod touch or an iPad
Word Wall: sort the words on the Word WallComics: read a book from the Comics boxRead around the room:take a pointer and read the words and the wall stories around the roomSong Books: Grab an instrument and read and sing the songs in the song bookPoetry Cards: read a poem, record yourself reading poems
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