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Miranda Doyle

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  • 1. Miranda Doyle San Francisco Unified School District
  • 2. One True Media ( or One True Media – Denzil’s video (
  • 3. • Assign report in comic strip form • Show a comic strip and have students “write” it – describe setting, characters, use dialogue • Have students turn a scene from a novel or story, or a concept in a science/social studies text, into a comic strip • Have students write and illustrate an original comic strip or comic book • Other ideas
  • 4. Login msdoyle, school password Khalen’s book  Alice’s book  
  • 5. • “Book trailers” – like movie trailers but for books • Research reports using text and photos • Poetry – alternate line of poetry with an image that adds meaning • Personal narratives; tell a digital story (see Streetside Stories for examples) • Illustrate a science concept with words and drawings/pictures • Dramatize a historical event
  • 6. • Write poetry • Learn about alliteration, metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia, etc. • Get story ideas – use words as story or sentence starters • Sort words: nouns, verbs, adjectives • Write concrete poems or haiku • Other?
  • 7. • Make a picture book • Summarize a plot in pictures • Make a drawing to illustrate a report • Make a sympathy or congratulatory card for a character in a book • Draw a picture to convey the tone or mood of a book or poem • Make an instruction manual for operating a piece of equipment (7th grade standard) • Other?
  • 8. • Teach information literacy, i.e. the Tree Octopus – how images can be manipulated • Have students create fantasy creatures/images to study different genres of fiction • Lessons on advertising and the use of images • Edit photos for picture books or other projects • Other?
  • 9. • Teach a lesson on appropriate fonts for different purposes (formal vs. informal) • Learn about fonts and writing styles through the ages • Okay, this is mostly just for fun! • Other?
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  • 11. • Have students brainstorm together from different locations/classrooms/labs • Save ideas from a day’s worth of classes • Use for group projects • Have students sign up for topics while in the computer lab or library • Use for Think Pair Share activity so that all partners can share • Other?
  • 12. • Contests and competitions • “Free time”, but limit students to learning games on your web site • Typing games to improve typing speed and also word recognition • Other?
  • 13. 1. Comics (requires registration/email address) 2. Books/Writing Tools Make sentences -- Write it! -- 3. Videos (requires registration) 4. Animation 5. Poetry Instant Poetry Forms:
  • 14. 6. Art 7. Photo editing 8. Graffiti
  • 15. 9. Work together 10. Games See my word games link at