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2nd Grade - Use Technology

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Begin to utilize technology to publish and present writing. 0201.7.4

Links verified on 12/30/2014

  1. Bio Cube - Summarizing information is an important post reading and prewriting activity that helps students synthesize what they have learned. This tool allows students to develop an outline of a person whose biography or autobiography they have just read; it can also be used before students write their own autobiography. A student interactive from Read-Write-Think.
  2. Creating a Class Dictionary - Video from teacher telling about the lesson, and lesson plans. A video is available through this link
  3. Elementary Language Arts - Technology lessons integrated with writing.
  4. Language Arts - Lesson Plans using technology
  5. Letter Generator - student interactive from Read-Write-Think to help students learn to identify all the essential parts of a business or friendly letter, and then generate letters by typing information into letter templates This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Letter Poem Creator: Student Interactive - Letter poems are a particularly apt medium for exploring a defining characteristic of poetry-line breaks. As students work to transform narrative-style letters (shown at left) into poetic format, they are encouraged to think carefully about where to end each line. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Make a Branching Story Using Excel - a step by step module on writing with Excel
    1. The Town Witch - [sample of a branching story] a story with several possible endings depending on the decisions a reader makes [in the form of an Excel workbook] This is an Excel workbook to download
  8. Make Your Own Book - There are many fabulous books that you can make all by yourself. Let your imagination run wild with some simple, step-by-step instructions, with illustrations, to show you how to make some very creative and very fun books!
  9. Read-Write-Think Printing Press - interactive site to help students produce flyers, newspapers, brochures, or booklets This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Shape Poem - A shape poem is a poem that describes an object and is written in the shape of the object. In this online tool, elementary students can select shapes from four different themes: Nature, School, Sports, and Celebrations. Within these themes, 19 different shapes are included. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data

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