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Interactive StoryMaker (Carnegie Library) Trading Card Creator. Home › Parent & Afterschool Resources › Games & Tools Tool Why Use This Tool Here’s What To Do More Ideas To Try Send Us Feedback Why Use This Tool Creating trading cards for their favorite story characters will challenge children to think more deeply about what they read or even watch in movies or on television.

Trading Card Creator

Back to top Here’s What To Do Character selection is an important step. More Ideas To Try Try the activity with a group of children, but have them keep their characters a secret so they can play a “Guess Who?” Send Us Feedback We invite you to share your experiences with this resource and provide us with any feedback on how it can be improved. Tell us what you thought about this Game or Tool. Theme Poems. ReadWriteThink has a variety of resources for out-of-school use.

Theme Poems

Visit our Parent & Afterschool Resources section to learn more. More Download the plug-in tools you need to use our games and tools, or check to see if you've got the latest version. Learn more Home › Parent & Afterschool Resources › Games & Tools Tool. Online Free Flash Pageflipper + HTML5. Character Scrapbook. Bio Cube. The Bio Cube interactive has been changed to a new format: the Cube Creator.

Bio Cube

Summarizing information is an important postreading and prewriting activity that helps students synthesize what they have learned. The interactive Cube Creator offers four options: Bio Cube: This option 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. Specific prompts ask students to describe a person's significance, background, and personality.

Mystery Cube: Use this option to help your students sort out the clues in their favorite mysteries or develop outlines for their own stories. Story Cube: In this cube option, students can summarize the key elements in a story, including character, setting, conflict, resolution, and theme. Create-Your-Own Cube: Working on a science unit?

Students can save their draft cubes to revise later. Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources. Read. Write. Mom! - A Mississippi Mom Blog. Make a stunning animated video. In minutes. Student Materials: Book Cover Creator. Trading Cards. 5 Online Tools for Creating Picture Books. My recent about Jellybean Writer, an online picture book maker, was one last week's most popular posts.

5 Online Tools for Creating Picture Books

If you missed it, I have a description of it below along with four other good tools for creating picture books. Using pictures as the basis for a story can be a good way to get students to write a story. The pictures can serve as prompts for writing the story. All five of the tools listed below have that capability.

Picture Book Maker allows students to create six page stories by dragging background scenes into a page, dragging in animals and props, and typing text. MyStorybook is a nice online tool for creating short storybooks. Storybird provides templates and artwork for creating digital stories. Storybird Editor from Storybird on Vimeo. Alphabet Organizer is a great little tool from Read Write Think that students can use to create alphabet charts and books. CristinaSkyBox: Poster Projects.

I open my eyes wide and listen to the breeze, as I glide across this body of water.

CristinaSkyBox: Poster Projects

No one can stop me now! In the distance there is land. I am sure there will be blue and green parrots with long tails! Best of all, there will be sweet water streams to drink from .... The story could go on. Learning is not always fun and sometimes students need a space of time to create, to let their imaginations run loose, or even, more simply, focus on a mini project that may (or not) be directly related to the subject they are studying. PosterMyWall, is free and has different templates to choose from. You can also use PosterMyWall to create collages, calendars and photo cards - all free.

Jwgw.jpg (JPEG Image, 800 × 564 pixels) Bio Cube. Character Scrapbook. Student Materials: Flip Book. Narrable. A Jewel of a Book. Printing Press. Publish and read children's story books. Treasure Map Builder Arrrr!

Publish and read children's story books

Make your very own treasure map with gold, pirates, sharks, secret hiding places, and other perilous predicaments! Food Fun There once was a eggplant named Oscar. While all the other fruits and vegetables lived inside the refrigerator, Oscar lived by himself in a bowl on the kitchen counter. He could often hear them singing fun songs like "Wheels on the Bus" and "Row Row Row your Boat" (in the round, no less).

He wished he could join in with them, but there were two problems... Ocean Tale Once upon a time, there lived a red seahorse, named Edward. Costumes Upload a photo and dress up as a super hero, a princess, cowboy, ninja, jet pilot -- anyone you want to be! Trucks and Rescue Trucks, Trains, Fire Engines, Bull Dozers? Magic and Myth Once upon a time, there was a powerful sorceress that lived on an island in the middle of the Forbidden Sea. Make a Blabber! TikaTok - Classroom Book Publishing. Letter Generator.