Reading & Writing Tools

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Achieve3000

  • Go to: houstonisd.org/hub  > "Digital Resources" > "English" > "Acheive 3000"

  • I'm an... online differentiated reading comprehension program. I can distribute a reading comprehension assignment to all students in a class, but I tailor it individually based on Lexile information.

  • I'm great for... improving reading comprehension. 

  • Categories: Online Learning Program, Reading & Writing

ABC-Clio

  • Go to: houstonisd.org/hub  > "Digital Resources" > "Social Studies" > "ABC-Clio"

  • I'm a... database for social studies.

  • I'm great for... research and finding articles.

  • Categories: Research

Diigo

  • Go to: diigo.com

  • I'm an... online annotation program that lets you annotate any webpage and compile your resources. I streamline research workflow, because you can bookmark, highlight, save screenshots, and make notes in your Diigo library.

  • I'm great for... online annotation and knowledge management.

  • Categories: Productivity, Reading & Writing, Research

NewsELA

  • Go to: newsela.com

  • I'm a... reading comprehension program that allows teachers to assign leveled daily news articles with corresponding quizzes. (Each article comes with at least 5 lexile options.) Teachers can push out assignments to students based on their individual lexile levels and track growth.  

  • I'm great for... improving reading comprehension. 

  • Categories: Articles, Reading & Writing, Online Learning Program, Instant Feedback

NoRedInk

  • Go to: noredink.com

  • I'm an... online grammar program that caters to student readiness needs and interest. Grammar concepts are broken down by rules and teachers can assign activities by selecting which concepts students need to practice. I create beautiful, detailed tracking information so teachers can see where students are struggling. 

  • I'm great for... improving grammar and writing skills. 

  • Categories: Reading & Writing, Online Learning Program, Instant Feedback

Pixton

  • Go to: pixton.com

  • I'm a... digital storytelling tool that allows users to make their own comics. I offer a high level of customizability and flexibility. 

  • I'm great for... building creative products - scripts, interpretations of literary texts, etc.

  • Categories: Presentation, Reading & Writing 

Storybird

  • Go to: storybird.com

  • I'm a... user-friendly tool that allows users to build art-inspired books. I curate artwork from artists and allow my users to use the art as their writing inspiration. People can build a multi-chapter book, multi-page book, or a one-pager.

  • I'm great for... storytelling, visual storytelling, and poetry.

  • Categories: Presentation, Reading & Writing

Storyboard That

  • Go to: storyboardthat.com

  • I'm a... digital storytelling tool that allows users to build comic storyboards using a number of present backgrounds, characters, images, and more. 

  • I'm great for... building creative products - scripts, interpretations of literary texts, etc.

  • Categories: Presentation, Reading & Writing 

TurnItIn

  • Go to: turnitin.com

  • I'm a... writing tools that aims to improve the writing process and facilitate feedback. Teachers set up assignments, students upload their work, and the feedback loop begins using the GradeMark and PeerMark features. I also scrutinize uploaded work for plagiarism to ensure submissions are original. 

  • I'm great for... improving student writing, providing feedback on writing, manafing written submissions, and checking for plagiarism. 

  • Categories: Learning Management System, Productivity, Reading & Writing

Vocabulary.com

  • Go to: vocabulary.com

  • I'm a... gamified vocabulary tool through which teachers can set up digital classrooms with vocab lisits for students to practice and learn. 

  • I'm great for... practicing and tracking vocabulary in a fun, competitive manner. 

  • Categories: Productivity, Reading & Writing, Gamification

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