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301+ Short Stories Lite

301+ Short Stories Lite is a library of short stories that users can browse and read. When launching the app, users are presented with an index of short stories organized by authors’ last names, and example authors include Louisa May Alcott, Ambrose Bierce, Anton Chekhov, Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and many more! When users see a story of interest, they must tap its title and then they are presented with its text. Users can control the page they are reading with a slide-rule bar, and they can manipulate the size of the text. Instructional Ideas Teachers can have…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 4.8
B. Design - 8
C. Engagement - 6

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301+ Short Stories Lite is a library of short stories that users can browse and read. When launching the app, users are presented with an index of short stories organized by authors’ last names, and example authors include Louisa May Alcott, Ambrose Bierce, Anton Chekhov, Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and many more! When users see a story of interest, they must tap its title and then they are presented with its text. Users can control the page they are reading with a slide-rule bar, and they can manipulate the size of the text.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can have students read a short story in this app. While reading the short story, teachers can have students pause their reading and write a brief summary of the text after every five pages. These summaries will help ensure student comprehension of the text.
  2. When doing a close read, teachers can select a particular page of the text being read and have all students load that page on their iPad. Next, teachers can have students close read the text by analyzing the different words, sentences, and paragraphs on the page for meaning.
  3. Teachers can have students complete an author study using this app. To do so, teachers can have students read multiple works by an author included in this app. Next, teachers can have students compose an essay about the author by having students respond to specific prompts. Examples of these prompts include: (1) What themes appear across the author’s work? (2) How is the author’s writing style consistent across the works? (3) Is part of the author’s life reflected in his or her writing? (4) How is the time period when the author wrote reflected in his or her work? Essays can be composed using the UX Write, WPS Office, or Office Offline apps. The essays can then be posted to a class website or be emailed to their teacher.
  4. Students can rank their favorite stories using this app. To do so, teachers must decide how many stories students are to choose, such as three, four, or five. Next, students are to read multiple stories written by a variety of authors. Students are then to create a presentation using the Prezi, PowerPoint, Slide Idea, or 30Hands app that ranks the stories and includes a justification for why they liked the stories. Sample ideas for the justifications include the story’s meaning, the characters in the story, and the style in which the story was told.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
0 star = Not Applicable
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
0 star = Not Applicable
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility
0 star = Not Applicable

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