Enhance CCSS Group Work

Computers - groupSoftware for Student Collaboration

Thanks you Colette M Bennett for sharing these recommendations:

We incorporate technology and assign different kind of role using various FREE  and multi-platform software programs. We follow the CCSS standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.

1. Researcher (real facts about setting or topics)

World Literature Research: http://www.ifitweremyhome.com/

If the setting of your book is in the United States, compare the setting to another country using If It Were My Home website: Prepare a report for the class.

2. Street sign generator: http://www.signgenerator.org/

Create a street sign to represent a character, event, or setting.
Create other short statements, choosing the most appropriate format, and post these as “signs”

3. Messenger: http://vocaroo.com/
Record an answering machine message for a character/historical person/event element on Vocaroo Writing Revising


4. Timelinerhttp://www.timetoast.com/

Recreate the timeline of your book. Match a moment in your text to a real life historical event, or follow the life of a writer, or the events in a book.

5. Comic Strip Illustrator: http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/


Using a comic strip generator, create a comic strip using one or two of this week’s vocabulary words.

Create a page using comic book layouts to order to retell novel’s plot, historical event, discoveries

6. Trading Card Manufacture: http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/games-to…

Create a set (4 or 5) of trading cards for characters from the book using the trading card creator; create a historical game using real events and real people trading cards

6. Word Cloud Generator: http://www.tagxedo.com/

Insert text & sort words by frequency; explain why these words are critical or use as initiating exercise to preview important vocabulary 


7. Poetry Creator: Writes poem about reading

Magnetic Poetry


Haiku Creator


I am from poem


Poetry form Generators: http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/newpoem.htm


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