TECHNOLOGY & reading, writing, literacy, and language arts
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See this glog (edu.glogster) which includes an ANIMOTO video.....a "book talk" about the book Chrysanthemum
chrysanthemum glog.JPG
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Here's a VoiceThread of some students giving their thoughts and ideas as they're reading the book, Shiloh, by Phillis Naylor.
(click here to see it on the VoiceThread website)

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Here's a VoiceThread ofa student giving her thoughts (thinking questions) and a summary of the first 3 chapters of Charlotte's Web.
(click here to see it on the VoiceThread website)



VoiceThread ... "Coming and Going" ........especially good resource for ESL
..............describing a picture.....................

possible uses:
  • prewriting
  • fact & opinion
  • using adjectives
  • creative thinking
  • speaking in complete sentences
  • using English to communicate your thoughts & ideas
  • listening to what others say and retelling what you heard
  • connecting to students' own experiences of going on a trip
  • connecting to a book they've read with the themes of 'voyage', 'trip', 'adventure', or 'homecoming'
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more more on VoiceThread, click here...
VoiceThread website, click here...
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VoiceThread....see this example of a book report or "retelling" of the story...or 'readers' theater'

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VoiceThread...see this example connecting art with literature, culture, life experiences, global awareness
skills:
  • comparing -- relating text to self...other text...& the world,
  • writing & asking questions,
  • speaking in complete sentences,
  • describing pictures,
  • retelling a story,
  • listening to what others are saying & commenting appropriately....
4th Grade Art

more on VoiceThread, click here...
VoiceThread website, click here...
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an example of original poetry, read by 4th grade authors...





VoiceThread...book report example

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VoiceThread...another book report example (Lily's Purple Plastic Purse)

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VoiceThread....another book talk example (Sheep by Valerie Hobbs)



VoiceThread...narrating photos from a trip to Washington, D.C.

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storybird.png...write a story, selecting illustrations, sharing
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more on Storybird, click here...
Storybird website, click here...
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wordle.JPG ... beautiful, creative "word clouds"...
write words to represent a story, idea, image, etc.; create a grapic representation
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more on Wordle, click here...
Wordle website, click here...
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kerpoof_logo_2.png ...
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more on Kerpoof, click here...
Kerpoof website, click here...
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