Digital Literacy Centers Packet #1

Digital Literacy Centers Packet #1

Over 45 task cards for literacy centers providing endless practice in the areas of writing, partner reading, words, independent reading, and listening. All centers were created for use with iPads, whether you have 1:1 or very few, 1 iPad in each center can provide all you need for your digital literacy center needs. New to technology? Video tutorials are included to show you, the teacher, how each app suggested can be utilized for each center. Over 14 apps showcased that you and your students will love! Worried about students' independence with activities? Task cards contain a QR code linking students to an example project for the activity. The program is based upon using a portfolio system like Seesaw or Google Classroom. Provide your students with engaging, interactive, accountable, and effective centers. These centers will provide you with the much needed time and freedom to work with small groups or individual students and know that your students are effectively practicing literacy skills that you will have access to digitally. The best part? You can share student center work easily with other teachers, parents, and more importantly with your students during conferring! Each task card provides step-by-step guides for each activity providing your students with independence and confidence. No more paper stacks! No more wondering what students were doing during centers! No more hours of center preparation! Sound good? Grab your copy today! Here's a preview of the product! Enjoy!
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Green Screen Book Trailer Step-By-Step Tutorials

Green Screen Book Trailer Step-By-Step Tutorials

Lights...Camera...Book Trailers!! Using iMovie (desktop version) Looking for an easy fun way to motivate your students to read? This packet will provide you with all of the steps needed in order to create and share iMovie Green Screen Book Trailers! Search no more through those lengthy videos that do not fit your specific needs. Each step is easily explained with screen cast tutorials, a powerpoint presentation, and multiple blog posts to help you learn how to put book trailers together like a pro! The packet includes: -a 13 slide PowerPoint Presentation explaining step-by-step directions -Clickable links to my screen cast video tutorials on creating Green Screen Book Trailers -Student Planning Pages -Student Reminder Pages Visit my blog for more information on how to use this product, to see photos and sample videos, and more! www.link2teach.com I hope you enjoy creating Green Screen Book Trailers as much as my students and I do! {With all of my digital products, I will continually update them as updates or advances are made to the featured digital product. Therefore, you will ALWAYS have access to the latest technology!} Enjoy! Jenny
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Green Screen Tutorial Bundle

Green Screen Tutorial Bundle

Learn how to create green screen movies using DoInk and iMovie Apps! Includes video tutorials and step-by-step charts to show each step of the way. Show them to your students so they can independently make their own green screen presentations! Also included are easy to follow charts with step-by-step directions! Visit my blog for more green screen ideas, examples, and tips: www.link2teach.com {With all of my digital products, I will continually update them as updates or advances are made to the featured digital product. Therefore, you will ALWAYS have access to the latest technology!} Enjoy! Jenny
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Use Your Noggin: Asking Questions Task Card Game

Use Your Noggin: Asking Questions Task Card Game

Questioning is a task students rarely get to take part in. This task usually is completed by the teacher while the student assumes the role or answerer. Sadly, when teachers create all of the questions, students are missing out on a valuable opportunity to learn and practice a strategy that could potentially change their lives forever. Questioning enables people to think and act when posed with a problem. Questioning deeply, as practiced in this game/activity, can help students identify problems, create new understandings, and opportunities for learning beyond simply answering questions. As with all of my Use Your Noggin Task Cards, students will closely observe specific details in engaging thought-provoking photos to practice the skill of questioning. *****Note: Pictures included in this product were chosen specifically for use with questioning practice. This product could potentially be used by 1st graders second semester or if students are developmentally ready for questioning tasks. ******* This task card game/practice fits most any age and most any reading level, grades 1-5, since students are either challenging themselves or placed with classmates of similar abilities to compete. Scaffold the directions or use of certain cards according to students' reading abilities. Game Options: -Use as a center for individual practice -Play in pairs to challenge readers -Play as a group or a class to increase the level of challenge This game supports: -Critical Thinking -Inferencing -Inquiry -Writing Fluency -Reading Engagement Options Available: -Print as 4x6 task cards -Print as full size pages -Laminate for repeated use -Use digitally within Apps or Google learning tools for paperless version -Play together using document camera/Smartboard/projector/Apple TV
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Green Screen Tutorial Bundle

Green Screen Tutorial Bundle

Learn how to create green screen movies using DoInk and iMovie Apps! Includes video tutorials and step-by-step charts to show each step of the way. Show them to your students so they can independently make their own green screen presentations! Also included are easy to follow charts with step-by-step directions! Visit my blog for more green screen ideas, examples, and tips: www.link2teach.com {With all of my digital products, I will continually update them as updates or advances are made to the featured digital product. Therefore, you will ALWAYS have access to the latest technology!} Enjoy! Jenny
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Digital Literacy Centers Packet #1

Digital Literacy Centers Packet #1

Over 45 task cards for literacy centers providing endless practice in the areas of writing, partner reading, words, independent reading, and listening. All centers were created for use with iPads, whether you have 1:1 or very few, 1 iPad in each center can provide all you need for your digital literacy center needs. New to technology? Video tutorials are included to show you, the teacher, how each app suggested can be utilized for each center. Over 14 apps showcased that you and your students will love! Worried about students' independence with activities? Task cards contain a QR code linking students to an example project for the activity. The program is based upon using a portfolio system like Seesaw or Google Classroom. Provide your students with engaging, interactive, accountable, and effective centers. These centers will provide you with the much needed time and freedom to work with small groups or individual students and know that your students are effectively practicing literacy skills that you will have access to digitally. The best part? You can share student center work easily with other teachers, parents, and more importantly with your students during conferring! Each task card provides step-by-step guides for each activity providing your students with independence and confidence. No more paper stacks! No more wondering what students were doing during centers! No more hours of center preparation! Sound good? Grab your copy today! Here's a preview of the product! Enjoy!
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Green Screen Book Trailer Step-By-Step Tutorials

Green Screen Book Trailer Step-By-Step Tutorials

Lights...Camera...Book Trailers!! Using iMovie (desktop version) Looking for an easy fun way to motivate your students to read? This packet will provide you with all of the steps needed in order to create and share iMovie Green Screen Book Trailers! Search no more through those lengthy videos that do not fit your specific needs. Each step is easily explained with screen cast tutorials, a powerpoint presentation, and multiple blog posts to help you learn how to put book trailers together like a pro! The packet includes: -a 13 slide PowerPoint Presentation explaining step-by-step directions -Clickable links to my screen cast video tutorials on creating Green Screen Book Trailers -Student Planning Pages -Student Reminder Pages Visit my blog for more information on how to use this product, to see photos and sample videos, and more! www.link2teach.com I hope you enjoy creating Green Screen Book Trailers as much as my students and I do! {With all of my digital products, I will continually update them as updates or advances are made to the featured digital product. Therefore, you will ALWAYS have access to the latest technology!} Enjoy! Jenny
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Using Memes To Teach Figurative Language

Using Memes To Teach Figurative Language

A fun way to teach a fun concept! Teaching figurative language can be a blast, but how about adding more fun to the party by using memes? Students will review their understanding of 7 types of figurative language while taking part in a name that meme activity where students look at over 14 colorful meme posters and try to figure out which one each depicts. This product includes 7 colorful figurative language posters as well as 14 colorful and fun meme posters portraying various types of figurative language, and one activity lesson plan. I hope your students enjoy and laugh as hard as we did with this fun activity! Enjoy! Jenny
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Figurative Language Posters Using Memes

Figurative Language Posters Using Memes

Display these fun and thought stimulating posters around your classroom! There are 7 in all! Simile Metaphor Alliteration Hyperbole Onomatopoeia Idiom Personification A fun and colorful way to engage your students with the creativity of figurative language. Enjoy!
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Visualize It! Game for Practicing Visualizing

Visualize It! Game for Practicing Visualizing

Did you know that visualizing is one of the best ways to teach comprehension? Visualize It was created to provide students with the practice necessary to master this all important comprehension skill. Why Play Visualize It! ? It is proven that if young readers practice visualizing scenes and images described through text, it will improve their ability to comprehend when reading independently. Visualizing contains two very important components. 1= descriptively written text (author) 2= mental image formation based upon written text (reader) Visualizing can be a difficult skill for young readers. Providing students multiple opportunities to practice this skill can help them gain the confidence and experience necessary for transferring the skill when reading independently. When students practice both written and mental visualization, they can gain a deeper understanding of the concept. Teaching students how to write descriptively using detailed words and phrases can provide a deeper understanding of the skill. Understanding how writers are able to help readers “see” what is happening, will help strengthen students’ knowledge of visualization thus making visualizing more automatic. The ability to visualize while reading provides readers with a more meaningful reading experience thus promoting continued reading. To sum it up, visualizing makes reading fun! Enjoy! Jenny
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Use Your Noggin: Compare and Contrast Task Card Game

Use Your Noggin: Compare and Contrast Task Card Game

Comparing and contrasting is an important skill that spans a variety of subjects. The Common Core Standards lists comparing and contrasting 29 times within grades K-12. Teaching developing readers and writers the skill of comparing and contrasting is very important. Why not make it fun? This picture driven game will provide your students with the higher-level thinking practice they need to develop strong comparing and contrasting paragraphs. Students will produce both comparing and contrasting phrases to describe the pictures provided on each task card. Then they will practice writing these phrases into fully descriptive comparing and contrasting paragraphs that SHOW not tell. ****Note: Pictures included in this product were chosen specifically for use with comparing and contrasting practice. This game may be used for developmentally ready students in 1st grade. Please view preview if considering purchasing for 1st grade students. ******** There are many other teaching options for this game such as visualizing, reading fluency, and descriptive writing. The beauty of it is it fits most any age and most any reading level, grades 1-5, since students are either challenging themselves or placed with classmates of similar abilities to compete. Scaffold the directions or use of certain cards according to students' reading abilities. Game Options: -Use as a center for individual practice -Play in pairs to challenge readers -Play as a group or a class to increase the level of challenge This game supports: -Higher-level thinking skills -Inferencing -Vocabulary Development -Creativity -Writing Fluency -Reading Fluency -Visualizing -Speaking Skills Options Available: -Print as 4x6 task cards -Print as 5x7 task cards -Print as full size pages -Laminate for repeated use -Use digitally within Apps or Google learning tools for paperless version -Play together using document camera/Smartboard/projector/Apple TV
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Use Your Noggin: Figurative Language Task Card Game

Use Your Noggin: Figurative Language Task Card Game

Looking for a way to spice up your reading and writing task cards? Wanting to help your students build a strong working vocabulary? This picture driven game will provide your students with the higher-level thinking practice they need to develop a strong vocabulary as well as an understanding of figurative language necessary for successful reading and writing. Students will produce figurative language phrases to describe the picture. Then they will practice writing these phrases into fully descriptive paragraphs that SHOW not tell. Also included in the packet are 6 cards/posters for reference and teaching figurative language: -similes -metaphors -idioms -personification -onomatopoeia -alliteration *****Note: Pictures included in this product were chosen specifically for use with figurative language practice. This game may be used for developmentally ready students in 1st grade. Please view preview if considering purchasing for 1st grade students. ******** There are many other teaching options for this game such as visualizing, reading fluency, and writing descriptively. The beauty of it is it fits most any age and most any reading level grades 1-5 since students are either challenging themselves or placed with classmates of similar abilities to compete. Scaffold the directions or use of certain cards according to students' reading abilities. Game Options: -Use as a center for individual practice -Play in pairs to challenge readers -Play as a group or a class to up the level of challenge This game supports: -Higher-level thinking skills -Inferencing -Vocabulary Development -Creativity -Writing Fluency -Reading Fluency -Visualizing -Speaking Skills Options Available: -Print as 4x6 task cards -Print as 5x7 task cards -Print as full size pages -Laminate for repeated use -Use digitally within Apps or Google learning tools for paperless version -Play together using document camera/Smartboard/projector Enjoy! Jenny
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Use Your Noggin: Main Idea and Details Task Card Game

Use Your Noggin: Main Idea and Details Task Card Game

Looking for a way to spice up your reading and writing task cards? Wanting to help your students to completely understand main ideas and details? This picture driven game will provide your students with the higher-level thinking practice they need to fully understand the concept of main ideas and details. Students will infer meaning and create paragraphs for each card. The beauty of it is it fits most any age and most any reading level grades 2-5 since students are either challenging themselves or placed with classmates of similar abilities to compete. Game Options: -Use as a center for individual practice -Play in pairs to challenge readers -Play as a group or a class to up the level of challenge This game supports: -Higher-level thinking skills -Inferencing -Vocabulary Development -Creativity -Writing Fluency -Reading Fluency Options Available: -Print as 4x6 task cards -Print as full size pages -Laminate for repeated use -Use digitally within Apps or Google learning tools for paperless version -Play together using document camera/Smartboard/projector Enjoy! Jenny
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Toontastic App Story Planning Packet

Toontastic App Story Planning Packet

Looking for a fun and interactive way to teach story elements in both reading and writing? Look no further! The Toontastic App is perfect for young readers and writers just beginning to understand story elements and how they fit together to create a great story. This App is the perfect tool for reluctant readers and writers. It shows them how to construct a fun and interactive story. The packet includes video tutorials for students showing them exactly how to use the App. Also included are story planning pages that help the writer plan out their story prior to creating on the Toontastic App. This packet makes a FANTASTIC addition to a writing center. Just sit back confidently, and watch your young writers bloom! Enjoy! Jenny
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Beanie Baby Inspired Decoding Bracelets

Beanie Baby Inspired Decoding Bracelets

Wearable Decoding Reminders? How cool is that? My students LOVE to wear these decoding bracelets. I laminate them and apply velcro to the tabs and they last all year! I even send home a bracelet with each student to use at home. It's a great way to encourage use of these strategies wherever they are! Parents love them too! (I've had many ask me for replacement bracelets when lost.) A great way to help make at home decoding practice mirror school practice. Enjoy! Jenny
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All in One Beanie Baby Decoding Bookmark

All in One Beanie Baby Decoding Bookmark

All in One Decoding Strategy Bookmark (UPDATED) Finally...my students can have all they need to read independently right at their fingertips!! (JUST ADDED LITTLE FINGERPRINTS TO IT TO SHOW STUDENTS HOW TO MANIPULATE THE BOOKMARK.) This bookmark includes all the necessary tools to help your struggling readers read with independence and confidence. Each bookmark contains all Beanie Baby Decoding Strategies photo reminders (Eagle Eye, Lips the Fish, Stretchy Snake, Chunky Monkey, Flippy Dolphin, Skippy Frog, Tryin Lion, & Helpful Kangaroo), place holder section, all on a durable blue transparent bookmark. Blue transparent overlays have proven to ease reading and increase fluency. This option allows you to use the file to print onto transparency film or take to a printing company and have printed for you. (I used my local printer @ $2.50 per transparency= $.42 each bookmark roughly.) My students helped in its design and they can attest to their love of having all of these components in one simple bookmark. Share this love with your students today! Enjoy! Jenny
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