The kids LOVE this activity! If the class is reading a narrative story, novel, book, etc...they can create an avatar to resemble one of the characters! They have to create a background, give the avatar clothing, and have it speak. This reflects what they understand about the elements of a particular reading selection.
They can embed it into a presentation, embed it into an online platform where the students have a discussion and reflect and collaborate about each other's, or they can just present it on a projector.
The teacher can have the students create an account or the teacher can create one and give the kids a username and password. This is fun, fun, fun! It takes about one class period to create and then one class period to present, depending how the teacher decides to do it.
***Preview looks funky...it's all on one page, once you download it.