Use these samples, lessons, and classroom ideas to inspire activities in your classroom that connect students to the books they are reading.
Creative use of technology can engage students, and help you integrate your iPads, PCs, or Chromebooks into the curriculum.
These multimedia literature connections were created by students using Wixie.
After reading a book like Judi Barrett's Things That are Most in the World, students brainstormed superlatives and wrote pages that provided both textual and visual context clues to help other readers understand the meaning of the words.
Students read I Love You, A Rebus Poem and found their own rhyming words to use in a story and do the backwards thinking necessary to come up with a poem ending in "I love you."
Even young students want to be authors! Get them making their own books and pages in response to the ones you read!
Make it easy for young students to be authors by asking them to recreate a pattern story, such as this one from Merle Peek's Mary Wore Her Red Dress.
Students explore character, plot, and theme and write persuasively as they develop a movie-style trailer for a book they have read.
Engage your emerging readers and writers by publishing your own book in print or as an eBook! Simply ask each student to create a single page that you combine.
Gr1 read “The Invisible Boy”, discussed theme, and used #wixie to show their evidence. We learned a new Wixie feature today: speech bubbles! @DianeAdamson6 @KeriKenison @DrShewbridge @Tech4Learning pic.twitter.com/AmhE6y5nYg— Erin Nye (@enye001) March 27, 2018
Read The Greedy Triangle Ss using #Wixie to tell about the job of their shape “a triangle is mountain habitat for a mountain goat” “a quadrilateral is a lemonade stand” #creative #ILESSoars pic.twitter.com/bpLqtJyCzT— Kelly Hoggard (@khoggardGRT) March 27, 2018
Ss read, Not Yet & discussed what’s in our dream bubbles. Ss were introduced to Wixie & they used paint tools showing what was in their dream bubbles. Ss said a mom, riding a dolphin, being an eye dr., & having a dog like Doodle. @Tech4Learning1 #LRelem @MissVanWagoner1 #Wixie pic.twitter.com/2P3uxdr873— Beth Fisher (@BethFisherIFT) September 20, 2018
Gr1 used #wixie to show character traits from “Ada Twist, Scientist”. They loved being able to draw AND record their voices to show the trait they chose. @DrShewbridge @KeriKenison @Tech4Learning pic.twitter.com/dRKTZN5PYp— Erin Nye (@enye001) March 22, 2018
Students are using Wixie to bring their words, their voice, and their art to the curriculum.Give Wixie a Try