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How To: Trading Cards

Posted on May 15, 2013 by in How To

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ReadWriteThink’s Trading Cards app allows students a unique way to share their understanding of various topics, to build study aids for school, or to create their own fictional world of characters.

Create trading cards for any number of categories, including:

  • Fictional person
  • Real person
  • Fictional place
  • Real place
  • Object
  • Event
  • Vocabulary word

Each category has specific guiding questions for creating a dynamic, information-rich trading card. Summarizing skills are critical as you drill down to the most important information to fit on the card. In addition, you will become aware of writing for an audience because you can share their cards with others.
Part of the appeal of trading cards is being able to sort them into collections. You can build a collection of cards for characters from your favorite book, landmarks in your  favorite city, events from a period in history you find interesting, or vocabulary words by school subject.