Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tried it Tuesday-Telligami

It's been a while since I linked up with Holly @ Fourth Grade Flipper, but I actual tried something new!!

 I've discovered a new App called Telligami.  It's so much fun!!!!  Keep in mind, I'm going to share the background of our work BEFORE we ever started the Telligami project.

In class, we were discussing character traits and how the author reveals those character traits through the character's actions or words they say (evidence).  

We started out by discussing how character traits can be either negative or positive and we charted our traits together.

Next, we talked about how author's reveals those traits through a character's action or words.  I decided to use the characters from our read aloud, Wonder ( I did blog about my read aloud earlier, click here if you missed it), to discuss clues the author uses to reveal character traits (evidence).  I created a chart and picked a few characters.  The students had to come up with any trait, but support that trait with text evidence from the book.  In addition, they had to tell me if this was a verbal clue or action clue.  Here's the chart we came up with...

Now, here comes Telligami!  It's going to be LEGEN...wait for it...DARY!  LEGENDARY! (For those How I Met Your Mother fans...love that show!)

We have about 10 mini ipads in the class, so I have to split the kids into groups. Each groups is assigned a different character and they have to keep their character a secret (I wanted the class to guess who the character is based on their Telligami avatar).  I did give each group a copy of the chapters that describe their characters physical features (most can't remember the specifics of the character).  

Next, I gave them this character trait puzzle sheet...
 This is NOT my original idea, but from the brilliant mind of Amanda @ My Shoe String Life  Visit her blog to download your copy!

After they completed their puzzle pieces, it was time to start working on their Telligami.  Here are my kiddos hard at work...

They came out so GOOD!!!  Take a look at a few...

Sorry I had to include links...still trying to figure out this whole Blog thing!!!

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  1. YAY! I am so excited that you shared this. We are finishing up a technology project after reading Wonder and I can't wait to show this to my students tomorrow. They are going to flip!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. Thanks for the shout out! I'm going to have to check out this app for next year since we just wrapped up our character unit :) It looks like so much fun -- my students would love this! I had fun guessing the characters from Wonder. They did a great job :)

    My Shoe String Life

  3. Thanks for the kind words! The kids really did have a blast with it and the app is SUPER easy to use too. Even I figured out how to use it!

  4. This looks amazing!! I am pinning this to refer back to later. Thank you so much for sharing and linking up!
    Fourth Grade Flipper