Doodle Reading – App Lesson

Description: This app lesson will develop ESL students’ reading proficiency.

Instructional Objective: Students will be able to read a short article, identify the words they do not understand, and correctly use them in their own sentences.

Step 1: Students will be given a search term to find a specific news article using the app Newsela. The app will give them an article based on their reading level. They will read the article once through.

  • ‎Newsela Student Screenshot
  • ‎Newsela Student Screenshot
  • ‎Newsela Student Screenshot
  • ‎Newsela Student Screenshot
  • ‎Newsela Student Screenshot
  • ‎Newsela Student Screenshot
  • ‎Newsela Student Screenshot
  • ‎Newsela Student Screenshot
  • ‎Newsela Student Screenshot
  • ‎Newsela Student Screenshot
  • ‎Newsela Student Screenshot
  • ‎Newsela Student Screenshot
  • ‎Newsela Student Screenshot
  • ‎Newsela Student Screenshot
  • ‎Newsela Student Screenshot
  • ‎Newsela Student Screenshot
  • ‎Newsela Student Screenshot
  • ‎Newsela Student Screenshot
  • ‎Newsela Student Screenshot
  • ‎Newsela Student Screenshot

Step 2: Students will re-read the article and look for whole sentences that they do not understand. They will then re-read the sentences and look for words they do not understand. Once students identify the words that they do not understand, they will use the Giant Picture Dictionary app and look up each word.

‎Giant Picture Dictionary
‎Giant Picture Dictionary
Developer: Ilmasoft
Price: Free+

Step 3: Students will then take the words that the students looked up and will use the app Draw. They will have to draw their own interpretation of the word and write and then put it in a sentence.

  • Draw - Formally know as iDraw! Screenshot
  • Draw - Formally know as iDraw! Screenshot

Inspired by Savannah Baird