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3 Reading Activities with a Creative Twist – Easy EdTech Podcast 172

In this episode, we’ll dive into three creative and engaging reading activities that can transform your students’ next reading response in any subject area. You’ll also hear about some free, favorite tools to help elevate student learning and differentiate reading responses this school year.

This week’s episode is titled: 3 Reading Activities with a Creative Twist. And it takes a spin on an article that I published for ASCD earlier this year. I’ll link out to the article in the show notes so you can find the full blog post and check out some of the other content ASCD shares on their blog.

In today’s episode, we’ll take a look at ways students can respond to reading in the English Language Arts classroom, social studies classroom, science, you name it – anywhere that students are reading. The three on this list are customizable, so you can really make them your own!

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Creative Reading Activities

  • Set a purpose or select a prompt for your reading response activity.
  • Use collages for visual representations of student reading experiences.
  • Try a microblogging activity to simulate a social media post.
  • Incorporate audio and video into a student response.

Sponsored by my Easy EdTech Club

This episode is sponsored by my Easy EdTech Club! If you’re listening in the month of July, you’re in luck. The Easy EdTech Club is for educators who love using technology in the classroom but want time-saving ideas and step-by-step support. Each month, members receive a special masterclass and supporting items. You dive into a new topic and gather ideas for your classroom, school, and colleagues! The doors to my Easy EdTech Club will open up on July 20th and will stay open through the end of the month. And there are some special bonus items for educators who join this summer, you won’t want to miss out on! Head to for all the details, or just go to my website and click on the Easy EdTech Club button to learn more.

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Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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