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Tweet the Text, Analysis Activity for Any Text

Grade Levels
6th - 12th
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This retelling activity has students translate the events of a text, or part of a text, into micro-blogging posts, or Tweets. They will have to focus on the main events and themes of the text as they translate those into the limitations micro-blogging and social media. Also includes reflection questions for written or discussion responses. Several Tweet templates provided for flexible options, including a Literary Device Tweet Sheet for focus on a single passage of text-turned-Tweet and a Bonus! Tweet-to-Speech activity for turning a celebrity Tweet into a polished sentences and paragraphs. Deployment ideas and teacher instructions included.

Tweet the Text Templates Overview explaining each template
The Templates:
Template 1: basic template, with room to draw or paste a profile image and header, plus fill in other details like Likes and Follower number.
Template 2: basic template, but with a Replies box for two or more characters/ people, or student responses.
Template 3: basic template, but includes generic figure for the profile image
Template 4: basic template, but includes stack of books for the profile image
Template 5: Literary Analysis Tweet Sheet with focus on a single 'tweet' to fill in with an example of a literary device (or rhetorical device), translation into a Tweet version, and evaluation of the impact of language (Stand alone activity, no instruction sheet)
Template 6: BONUS! Find a celebrity or other famous Tweet. Students turn that tweet into accurate sentences in an organized paragraph, fact checking with quick research if needed. No literary analysis, but a fun activity for filler or quick practice in paragraphs or research. (Stand alone activity, no instruction sheet.)

The Activities
Deployment options with teacher notes
Tweet the Text Student instructions with grading (Uses Template 1, optionally 2)
Tweet the Text Student instructions with grading (Uses Template 3 or 4)
Tweet and Respond: A Text Connection Activity student instructions with grading (uses Template 2)
Tweet the Text reflection printable (2 per page) to use for writing or discussion

Based off the The Raven Tweets Poe Activity
this version is flexible for use with any text, including informational texts!

This item is a single file PDF.

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Total Pages
13 pages
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