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Learn more Looking for ways to engage your students in online literacy learning? Find more interactive tools that help them accomplish a variety of goals-from organizing their thoughts to learning about language. More Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Home › Classroom Resources › Student Interactives Student Interactive The Postcard Creator helps students learn to identify all the typical parts of a postcard, and then generate their own postcard messages by typing information into templates. The tool is easy to use, made even easier with the Postcard Planning Sheet, a printable PDF students can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final postcards on the computer.

Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources back to top Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose Letter Generator. 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.

Fractured Fairy Tales

This interactive tool gives students a choice of three fairy tales to read. They are then guided to choose a variety of changes, which they use to compose a fractured fairy tale to print off and illustrate. Useful for teaching point of view, setting, plot, as well as fairy tale conventions such as they lived happily ever after, this tool encourages students to use their imaginations and the writing process at the same time.

Grades 2 – 4 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson A Recipe for Writing: Fairy Tale Feasts After examining recipes written based on students’ favorite fairy tales, students research a recipe related to their favorite story, book, or fairy tale and include it in a classroom recipe book. Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity | June 18 Today is Chris Van Allsburg's birthday. Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity | January 4. Comic Creator. 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).

Comic Creator

The organizers focus on the key elements of comic strips by allowing students to choose backgrounds, characters, and props, as well as to compose related dialogue (shown at left). This versatile tool can be used by students from kindergarten through high school, for purposes ranging from learning to write dialogue to an in-depth study of a formerly neglected genre. The tool is easy to use, made even easier with the Comic Strip Planning Sheet, a printable PDF that comic creators can use to draft and revise their work before creating and printing their final comics. Trading Card Creator. The Trading Card tool gives students an alternative way to demonstrate their literacy knowledge and skill when writing about popular culture texts or real world examples.

Trading Card Creator

This interactive allows students to create their own trading card about a real or fictional person, place, object, event, or abstract concept. These cards are can be used with any type of book students are reading or subjects that they are studying, and make for an excellent prewriting exercise for students who are writing narrative stories and need to consider characters, setting, and plot.

Specific prompts guide student through the various types of cards, expanding students' thinking from the basic information and description of the topic to making personal connections to the subject. Little Bird Tales - Home. Lightning Bug. Writing with Writers. Character Scrapbook.

The interactive "Character Scrapbook" is a great way to engage students and help them form a deeper understanding of a book's characters.

Character Scrapbook

It works with almost any fiction or nonfiction book, and can be used individually or as a whole class. On one side of the scrapbook, students will create an image of the character, including animal characters, by simply clicking or dragging their mouse to create features. Students can also print a blank version to draw their character from scratch. On the other side of the scrapbook, students will identify and list important character traits by using the arrows to click through various themes such as "Ten Challenges [the character] Faced" and "Ten Words That Describe [the character]" and typing in details about the characters they chose.

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