Here are six engaging informational text activities that can be used with nonfiction articles, speeches, and primary documents. You can use these in a station or center format or as individual activities. Each activity is technology-based, but there is also a technology-free choice to go with each activity. All of the apps that are used in these activities are FREE!
Take advantage of those mini-computers students are so attached to and use them to your advantage!
You will get:
1. A technology and technology free way to find the main meaning of text via a cell phone or iPad app or the Paint program on a computer
2. A technology and technology-free way to teach students how to summarize and visualize text using emojis on cell phones or IPads or cut-out pictures of emojis
3. A technology and technology-free way to decode text structure using an IPad app or a paper and chart strategy
4. A technology and technology-free way to paraphrase text by using a free website or an art-based activity.
5. A technology and technology-free way to give students test-prep practice
6. A technology and technology-free way to teach students how to write about author's purpose using Twitter or a mockup of Twitter
Each technology activity comes with a linked YouTube video to help students learn to use the app, so that means no prep for you!
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