This marvelous FREEBIE is fun and challenging, providing a way for students to apply their knowledge of text structures through the use of QR Codes. These codes are linked to kid-friendly HIGH INTEREST news articles online. Students match each article to one of the main text structures: description, sequence, chronological, cause/effect, problem/solution, compare/contrast, and persuasive.
Scrible: Amazing Annotating Writing Tool for Dyslexic and Struggling Writers: Scrible is an amazing online tool that students can use to annotate and color-code online text and simplify the process of writing research papers. This extraordinary technology, that is recognized by the National Science Foundation, can help students to read and write more efficiently. What's more, it offers a step by step process that can be monitored and supported by teachers and parents.