Engage Students with Informational Texts

Student work with informational text doesn’t have to be rote or boring! Use these creative ideas to inspire activities in your classroom that engage students deeply with the informational text content they are reading.

Wixie is the perfect digital canvas for students to use to share their ideas about the information they are reading. Students can use Wixie to create engaging and valuable products that show what they think about information through a combination of text, images, and voice narration.



Interview with an Animal

Students interview animals to demonstrate knowledge of animal characteristics, diet, and more.


5 Senses Poem

Have your primary learners respond to informational texts that are read to them through the creation of a 5 senses poem.


Biographical Timelines

Students conduct research about an important woman in history (or science, math, medicine, politics...) and share information about their life in a timeline.


Infographics

Students create an infographic to share knowledge and data about an issue or topic they are reading about.


Cycle Comics

Students can choose a scientific cycle such as pollination and illustrate it to build and demonstrate their understanding.


Trading Cards

Students research a person from history, or a character in a book they are reading, and summarize their findings in the form of a trading card.


Planet Interviews

Adaptation Posters

Immigration Brochures

Ancient Civilization Tourism

Weather Facts

Historical Research

Persuasive Infographics

Bat Books

Trading Cards

Habitat Presentations

Snake Posters

Famous People



Building Literacy in Elementary Students

New approaches to building literacy through creative technology in grades 3-5.

This FREE guide includes:

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Enhance the Journeys Reading Program

Make technology an integral part of your Journeys reading program with these project ideas for grades 1-6.

This FREE guide includes technology activities and a unit project for each unit in the Journeys program.

Enhance the Treasures Reading Program

Make technology an integral part of your Treasures reading program with these project ideas for grades 1-6.

This FREE guide includes technology activities and a research project for each unit in the Treasures program.

This kit is for the Treasures US reading program.

Enhance Treasures Reading - California

Make technology an integral part of your Treasures reading program with these project ideas for grades 1-6.

This FREE guide includes technology activities and a research project for each unit in the Treasures program.

This kit is for the Treasures California reading program.

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