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Cube Creator

Cube Creator
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. Among its multiple applications, the Mystery Cube helps students identify mystery elements, practice using vocabulary from this popular genre, and sort and summarize information. 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? back to top

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Cube creator is used for summarizing story parts. There are four different cubes to choose from each with a different part of a story such as Bio to describe people or characters. Teaching tips This is a fun way to summarize in a more visual manner. You can rotate the cubes to use each side to input information. This is similar to museum box but free. Use to break down the summary of the story into parts this will help a teacher see the part(s) students are not understanding. by k3nolen Sep 28

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