Creative Writing -Writers Workshop http://room10waiuku.ietherpad.com/2 • Used to develop ideas • Spelling is NOT the focus • Can add detail to any story • Teacher can set format of story, or can let students just go for it!
Pick-A-Path Stories• Author writes many stories within one, using same characters• Allows reader to choose direction of story• Easy to publish using PowerPoint action buttons• Children can either copy and paste images from internet, upload their own photos, or even create their own using many different paint programs
My Story Maker• Children follow set story structure• Write own story, or let My Story Maker create the words for them (at first)• Easy to use• Very visual http://www.clpgh.org/kids/storymaker/embed.cfm
Student Self Reflection Attitude and Confidence (student reflection) I feel happy about writing because I can write my stories about ‘Evil Smiggle Pigs’ who take over the world. I think I am a good writer because I used to never be able to write four pages and now I can. I feel happy to share my writing because I feel confident that people like my stories. I make changes to improve my writing to check that I have not muddled up my ideas. I like to check that it makes sense. This year my goal is to type my own book on the computer and sort of publish it, but not really. I would like to reach to 1000 words. End of Year Reflection
How Can It Fit?•Taskboards are a great way to include e-learning tools in yourdaily program• Ensure you put some time aside in the week for creativewriting• Teach programs before letting children go