quot;The Write Stuffquot;: Teaching Language
Arts With Interactive Whiteboards
Presented by Karen Orr and Beryl Young
Loudoun County Public Schools
Title: Feb 196:50 PM (1 of 15)
Brainstorming Magnet Poetry : The links below can be used to wake up student brains and help
them plan for writing. Each of the sites have their pros and con, and let you
manipulate words a little differently.
Magentic Poetry Site #1
Magnetic Poetry Site #2
Title: May 52:17 PM (2 of 15)
Picture Prompts : Using the dual page display, the class can discuss the picture prompt on the left, then student
volunteers could write their ideas on the handwriting page to the right using the pens. The teacher could also use a
picture prompt to start a class story. A student volunteer could begin by writing the first sentence, then another
volunteer could continue to story.
Title: May 52:17 PM (3 of 15)
Picture Prompts : For upper elementary students, picture prompts can be effective in teaching voice and
perspective. Using the picture on the left, students can brainstorm the story each of the characters in the photo
might tell. A student volunteer could write one scenario using the child's voice, another volunteer could use the
pens to write a sentence using the police officer's voice.
Title: Feb 114:37 PM (4 of 15)
Writing Backwards To aid students in planning for the writing SOL, students read a model
Sequencing passages and then use the four square on the following page; taking turns with the Smart
Pens to write out how the author may have planned for the passage.
Title: Jan 149:02 AM (6 of 15)
Title: Jan 3011:24 AM (10 of 15)
Word Work: Using the dual page display, drag the letters needed from the alphabet
Word Study master template to the blank slide on the right. Students can come to the board and
manipulate the letters chosen to make words.
a b c d e f
h i j k l
m n o p r
s t u v w x
Title: Jan 3011:10 AM (11 of 15)
Word Study : Students can manipulate the words on the screen (taken from Word
Word Study Journeys) and sort into different spelling patterns. After the sort is complete the pens can
be used to circle, underline, or highlight the spelling patterns.
scream strange squirrel
stress str spread
spruce string strength spray
Title: Jan 3011:24 AM (13 of 15)
Word Work: Using the screen shade the words underneath can be revealed slowly to
Handwriting play quot;Guess the Covered Wordquot;. Once the word is fully revealed a student can come up to
the screen to trace using the pens for handwriting practice.
Title: Jan 3010:29 AM (14 of 15)
Handwriting Handwriting: Specialty pens can be used on handwriting paper to bring writing practice
from redudent and boring to fun and exciting!
Title: Jan 3011:04 AM (15 of 15)