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iPad Reading Comprehension Trading Card for an Event

iPad - Technology Integration for Reading Comprehension about an Event

Teachers integrate technology into the classroom curriculum by having students use the iPad and the Trading Card app to reinforce their reading comprehension and summarization skills.


Student use the free iPad Trading Card app to summarize the important details about an event. Students can print, fold, and share their trading cards with other students.


Grade 2 +



Common Core ELA Standards:

Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.


Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.




iPad Reading Comprehension Trading Card for an Event Finished Example:

This example trading card used the Lousiana Purchase event to summarize important important information.

The free app used here is Trading Cards by READWRITETHINK.org

Louisana Purchase


Reading Comprehension Trading Card for an Event (Front, Enlarged)

Event Trading Card - Front


Reading Comprehension Trading Card for an Event (Back, Enlarged)

Trading Card for an Event


iPad Trading Card for an Event Student Instructions Handout:

Download: ipad-trading-card-for-an-event-student-instructions.docx


iPad Trading Card for an Event Students Instructions

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