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Greg McVerry

Hey #edu506 This module you need to make a lesson on a multimodal text here are a few examples

My advice is to first make a multimodal text.....See the Write task where I ask you to respond to a text with a multmodal

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My advice is to first make a multimodal text.....See the Write task where I ask you to respond to a text with a multmodal could use that.....

Make a text and design a lesson around it. This is what I did with

I first did this planning on the Google Doc I can now turn this into a lesson plan.

I know this sounds backwards, and I never have you start with the product but you need to know you can make a multimodal text.

Technology Not Required

Mutlimodal does not mean digital and digital does not mean multimodal. My favorite way to teach students to read poetry is multimodal and has students design collages.

Make a Podcast

Here is my 2toPonder series and my poetry series. Want to make a podcast, just record on your phone or laptop and upload the file somewhere.

Use Paper

In my literacy mantra I made a flip book like explanation. I just stacked my phone camera on a bunch of books.

I also do little clip art talks with paper cut outs

You can do "In Plain English" style videos. I always pre write a script. I like to divide it into three columns, the text, me, and ay actions.


Use a Voice Animation Program

Use a Sock Puppet App

This is one of many sock puppets apps on iOS devices that kids love.

Use a text to Speech App

These are fun as all you have to do is type and it gets converted to text. So many uses in the langauge arts classroom.

I made a video about RSS Planets recently for .

Do a Pecha Flickr

 You can make a timeline

TimelineJS is a great tool. You turn a Google spreasheet into an interactive multimedia task.

Use Movie Making Apps

So many choices for movie making apps. Yoiu can make book trailers in iOS, short clips in Animoto or try WeVideo on Chrome.

Use an Animation App

There are so many choices on different platforms for animation apps. The key is to remember to enhance your pedagogical goal. What is the animation giving you that just talking to the camera wouldn't? Time is precious.

Use Poetry


More poetry ideas

Make a Website

From a fake Facebook page, movie posters, poems to a Star Wars crawler. You can use ELA content to master the basics of how we read, write, and participate online.

Check out this collection of activities


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