Language ArtsLessons by:Dara Ross
The Brooklyn International High School
9th and 10th Grade Humanities
Ideas for Using Tinkercad and the in English Class
Ideas to show that the students understand settingStudents can:
- Research and recreate a story's setting such as Hamlet's Elsinore Castle or a wall in Victor Frankenstein's laboratory
- Create a mini-set or a model for a stage play
- Create a model of an important scene
Ideas to show that students understand characterizationStudents can:
- Create a badge (similar to a girl scout badge) that represents a character
- Create and pack a character Suitcase. Let kids pick a character and have them create a suitcase filled with items that the character would take on a long trip. The suitcase can contain both tangible and intangible items.
Ideas to show that students understand themeStudents can:
- Create a thing that symbolizes the theme of the work of literature being studied. These items can be placed on a class poster, quilt or tree to show all of the themes related to the story.
- Create a book cover for the story.
Some more ideasStudents can create:
- A children's play set based on the book
- A board game with game pieces
- A group of shadow puppets
- A story cube or dice to help in re-telling the story
- Props and or characters for a stop-motion animation film
Ideas for Using Cookie Cutter and the in English ClassStudents can:
- Interview family members or find a beloved cookie recipe and write a class cookie recipe book. Each recipe can be accompanied by its own cookie cutter. The cookie cutter shape can be a symbol of the story behind the recipe.
- Cookie cutters can be used as a stencil for air-dry clay.
- Cookie cutters can also be used a stencil or a pattern for felt shapes.