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Writers' Workshop

Page history last edited by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. 5 years, 6 months ago

 

Digital Storytelling  


Students develop their characters and plot - I am using selected sections from the free downloable Young Novelist Workbook - http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/workbooks


 

Writers' Workshop Learning Activities


 

Character Development

 

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/scrapbook/

 

Another option for Character Development: Scholastic's Creature Creator - http://www.scholastic.com/underlandchronicles/creaturecreator.htm

 

  • Hand Drawn and they uploaded as Digital Images

 


3D Story Setting Using Pico Cricket

 

Students create a 3D storyboard setting with "natural" objects.

 

 

Students wire and program their houses using the PicoCricket - http://www.picocricket.com/ - dream house design:

 

 

 

Online tool - http://www.citycreator.com/ 


Storyboards with Myths and Legends Story Creator

Storyboards are created using:

 


Online Storybooks wth Tikatok

Tikatok books - http://tikatok.com/ - are made using their story line and plot, the sketches of the characters in the Young Novelist Workbook, and the pictures of the 3D setting. 

 

The Ending of the Amazon- Tikatok Book

 

 


Reader's theater scripts are written in a scripting format using a Word program.  Students practice reading their scripts and then create a podcast - a new possible tool is http://vocaroo.com/ or

http://www.gcast.com/?nr=1&&s=1711386


 

Theme Songs with Songsmith

 

Write and record a theme song for your story -http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/songsmith/

 

The Three Islanders - Theme Song

 

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