Teacher Review for Google Lit Trips

Helps to further engage students in knowledge pertaining to characters and setting

Allison L.
Classroom teacher
Belle Vernon Area School District
Rostraver Township, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Students sometimes use this individually to explore and gain further understanding of a setting or characters in a novel they are independently reading. At times we use this as a class or in small groups so that students may further explore the setting in a novel we are reading as a class. Novels on this app are at various reading and grade levels. Some novels have more stops and information than others.
My Take
This is a great resource for literature. In my 8th grade classroom many of the students have a limited knowledge of geography as it pertains to the literature they are reading. In most cases this app lets them explore the setting and click on links to extend their knowledge of the area being referred to in the setting of a novel. The only disadvantage is the amount of information for each novel in not consistent, so if it a novel students chose independently some students may have more information available to them than others in the classroom.