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.
Use this choice board to put students in charge of how they will demonstrate comprehension.
Kinders @elmwoodes use #wixie to illustrate the characters and setting from the story “Bringing Down the Moon” and record an explanation of their picture. @Jeffrey_hogan @mrsjessielamb @BCPS_ELA pic.twitter.com/Bmsd6S8XIH— Rita Phillips (@RitaPhillips85) March 28, 2022
We started exploring Wixie for the first time today. Students were challenged to create their own page in a class book inspired by The Shape of Things by Dayle Ann Dodds. I'm impressed with our first day's accomplishments and excited for the final product! @SullyES_LCPS pic.twitter.com/V1VgrGVygZ— Leisa Mackauer (@Mackauer1st) January 29, 2021
Using WIXIE to share nonfiction writing! Highly recommend this for youn writers!! pic.twitter.com/K89DtINywy— Dr. Misty Mukherjee (@KinderDenandDrM) June 8, 2020
#readaloudoftheday is Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by #macbarnettandjonklassen. This is a kick off to our #caldecott unit in 1st grade and they LOVE this book! Students then used #wixie to show who they would dig a hole with and what they would find! #itsworthit #worthreading #edtech pic.twitter.com/zprUF6v3Ii— Danielle Brown (@wes_library) January 17, 2020
Wearing my text to text connection hat for today's collaborative lesson with first grade! Our Ss demonstrated their connections in a graphic organizer in Wixie @Tech4Learning @ColesRoadrunner @DianeHarazin pic.twitter.com/EoyQsD5Zof— Mrs. Martin (@ITCColes) October 30, 2019
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
#readaloudoftheday was More Bears! by #kennnesbitt After laughing our way through the story and discussing features of fiction and nonfiction books, 2nd graders used #wixie to illustrate examples of the two! #itsworthit #librarariesareworthit #worthreading #edtech pic.twitter.com/tYccdZ6l8C— Danielle Brown (@wes_library) September 27, 2019
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