Text Communication
Combine text and visual activities. Use a visual to provide a focus for student writing. For active students, print out photos and ask students organize and arrange, then discuss or write about their project.
Activity 1: Animal Poetry

Use the following visual websites to identify and copy an animal photo:

Copy a picture and paste it into KidPix or Kidspiration. Write a name poem using the first letters of the animal's name. Include at least three facts. Use Enchanted Learning or Animal Bytes for animal information.

Problem Solving w/ WebQuests
Information Processing
Authentic Activities
Visual Communication
Text Communication
Writing Activities
Book-Internet Connections
Integrating Technology
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Activity 2: Poetry Across the Curriculum

Use at least one of the following resources in an activity:

Use Inspiration, KidPix, PowerPoint, or other software as a tool for sharing student poetry:
  • Create a set of directions for students in completing the activity
Create a model for students
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Created by
Annette Lamb, 1/00. Updated 01/02.