K5 Computer Lab Lesson Plans

iPad Reading Comprehension Trading Card for a Place

iPad - Technology Integration for Reading Comprehension about a Place

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 a place. 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.

Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.



iPad Reading Comprehension Trading Card for a Place Finished Example:

This example trading card uses the Mississippi River as the topic place to summarize important information.

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

Mississippi River Trading Card


Reading Comprehension Trading Card for a Place (Front, Enlarged)

iPad Trading Card - Mississippi River


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

iPad Trading Card - Back


iPad Trading Card for a Place Student Instructions Handout:

Download: ipad-trading-card-for-a-place-student-instructions.docx


iPad Trading Card for a Place Instructions


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