• Using Word Clouds

    Word Clouds have been out there for several years. Students input text into generator and then create a visual cloud of their words. The larger the text, the more it is used in the document.  Get your students to use them creatively in the classroom! Here are several ways: Create a Concrete Poem Narrow ideas […]

  • Fairy Tale Writing: Fractured Fairy Tales

    Brainstorm Characteristics of Fairy Tale: Beginning, Ending, Setting, Characters, Problems etc. Decide on a fairy tale to write a parody on (try your favourite or least favourite) Reread the fairy tale in order to become an expert on the events Research to become familiar: http://lswhs.leesummit.k12.mo.us/lmclsw/Teacher%20Projects/fairytales.htm Draft Story using Inspirations Change one of the literary elements: Point […]

  • Fairy Tale Writing and Fables

    Telia the Monkey With the popular explosion of Fairy Tales in Entertainment, students are becoming more familiar with classic fairy tales.  All fairy tales and fables revolve around a moral or a lesson. Using these classic examples, a variety of story writing activities can be generated. Fractured Fairy Tales A story that uses fairy tale […]

  • Procedural Writing and iMovie

    A quick way to introduce students to using iMovie is to have them create a “How to Video” on something they know how to do.  Students will need to create a script for their writing and gather photos and sound effects they could use. Here is instructions for using iMovie on Macbook imovie8greenscreen Here is […]

  • Using Comic Life

    One of the best ways to engage your students in a story writing dialogue activity, is to use Comic Life.  What better way is there to show how writing dialogue needs to appropriate, clear and effective?  If their characters’ dialogue does not drive the plot, then the audience cannot follow their story. Several of the WWP teachers […]

  • The Writing Process

    The Writing Process in a WWP class is generally no different than a traditional class except that students are using technology.  Teachers will still be doing activities of Prewriting, Brainstorming, Drafting, Revising, Proofing, Editing, and Publishing.  1.      Prewriting and Brainstorming is any activity in which writers are determining their topic, and purpose. They should also […]

  • Collaborative Writing

    One of the big ideas in the WWP is the belief that writing is social and collaborative.  Students generate creative pieces when they have an opportunity to share their ideas and build on other’s thoughts.  When students collaborate with writing, they have opportunity to expose themselves to different styles.  They get to see examples of […]

  • Creating and Sharing a Talking Storybook

    iBooks have some amazing and creative stories which can include audio.  Using the IPad , students have the ability to create their own talking stories using a variety of different apps.  They can add their own voices, audio sounds, own pictures, clipart, electronic drawings, and of course their own writing. Lastly, they can share their […]

  • Creating a Podcast on your iPad

    Try the free app “I Tell A Story” A lot of students have enjoyed creating audio stories in Garageband, but with the iPad version it was not a priority to include the podcasts.  The free app “I Tell A Story” allows the students to create a simple story.  It has some built in sound effects […]