March 8 , 2014
ReadWriteThink is one of my favourite websites where I go to check for interactive teaching materials. I have shared several of its tools in past articles here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Today, I am introducing you to 5 wonderful interactive tools which will help you engage your students in online literacy learning. Using these web tools you will be able to accomplish a variety of purposes from helping students organize their thoughts to assisting them in learning about language.
1- Story Map
2- Plot Diagram
The Plot Diagram is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story. This mapping of plot structure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories. The basic triangle-shaped plot structure, representing the beginning, middle, and end of a story, was described by Aristotle. Gustav Freytag modified Aristotle's system by adding a rising action and a falling action to the structure. This interactive version of the graphic organizer supports both Aristotle's and Freytag's conceptualizations of plot structures.
4- Construct A Word