Editor's note: Our favorite library media specialists from New York, the Link Ladies, are back with another totally doable app-style learning lesson that's perfect for grades 3-5! If you're intimidated by apps in the classroom, this is a great way to start. For this lesson, students use the Photos app (yes, the one that comes automatically on your iPhone and iPad!) to create poems reacting to Storyworks content. This idea offers a blended learning-type approach to reading comprehension practice.
Why we use it:
We are taking a standard app to the next level. Students love taking photos with their devices. Here is an idea on how to bump this standard app up a notch to use it to assess comprehension.
- Main idea
- Poetry writing
One class period
What you'll need:
- A Storyworks article (Any will do—we used the play The Bird Saver from the May/June issue.)