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This activity is developed in the Learning Magic Text and Graphics click to read (TGCR) template. In this template, the child is presented with a graphic and a text box with one to three paragraphs of information regarding the subject, and that page is then followed by a page with a multiple choice question to ascertain the student’s comprehension of the previously read materials. The child has the ability to go back and re-read the section if desired. Also a child needing extra support can click on the text box and the text will be read aloud to him or her. Behind the scenes we are capturing all their responses and automatically generating a graded report through the IntelliPics Studio 3® portfolio management and reporting system.

In this activity we recount the exploits of Jean Lafitte, a well-known pirate who first attacked Spanish merchant ships in the Caribbean. He subsequently moved to Louisiana and ran a smuggling and piracy ring in New Orleans.

However, he also became a hero by helping Colonel Andrew Jackson fight the British at the Battle of New Orleans, where he provided arms, ammunition and men to help defeat the British army.

Later Lafitte was run out of Louisiana and founded a new base outside of Galveston, Texas. Facing continuing pressure from the U.S. Government to give up his piracy and smuggling, Lafitte fled and disappeared. No one is sure of his final fate.

The activity can be run on the IntelliTools Classroom Suite Player. But IntelliPics Studio 3® is needed to perform data capture, automatic grading and portfolio management, as well as any editing or changes to the activity itself.

Applications needed: IntelliTools Classroom Suite®, IntelliTools Classroom Suite Player®, or IntelliPics Studio 3®.
Curriculum area: Language Arts and History.
Level: Grades 3-5.

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November 1st, 2013 at 3:42 am

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