The first tool I worked with was one of the Word Cloud Generators, http://www.abcya.com/. This will help my students develop their vocabulary as well as identifying the main ideas and supporting details. I worked with the novel, Sarah, Plain and Tall. I tried embedding it in this blog, but ran into technical problems. Please check back.
The second tool I worked with was Storyboard, http://www.storyboard.com/. This tool will help my students develop their reading and writing skills, as well as understand the literary elements in each story. I also ran into technical difficulties embedding this product into my blog. Please check back.
I'm looking forward to using both of these tools with my students. I'll model some examples of each, and then let my students turn on their creative juices!