Self-Publishing for Students

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Self-Publishing for Students

  1. 1. Self-Publishing for Students MayaWest Writing Project Prof. Arlinda Lopez
  2. 2. WHO AM I • Prof. Arlinda López Rodriguez • UPR, Aguadilla • 24 years teaching • Areas of interest: TESL, technology integration, teacher preparation, professional development • Philosophy: humanistic constructivist; critical pedagogy
  3. 3. Objectives • Highlight theories that support the use of technology in writing. • Model the use of technology, online story generators, for creative writing. • Practice using online story generators
  4. 4. DEPR Grade-level Expectations Through the use of an online story generating program the student will: (W 4 – W12) -Conceptual: Apply organizational patterns and the elements of narrative forms to create a story. -Procedural: Write a story using correct sentence structures and punctuation. -Attitudinal: Willingly use writing in a creative manner.
  5. 5. THEORIES THAT SUPPORT • Social Constructionist Theory • Main Idea: Knowledge constructed by group discourse (Piaget; Vygostsky; Bandura) • Technology integration • actively engaging students • provides multiple windows for social interactions • users are active participants, engaged in creating, maintaining and expanding Web content
  6. 6. Lesson Development Learning Activities: • After reviewing the story elements, students will work together with a peer to write a short story using an online story generator. • Teacher will discuss the project rubric with students. • The teacher will hand out graphic organizers so that the students can organize their ideas for their story.
  7. 7. Lesson Development • The teacher will present the online story generator, My Story Maker to students. • Each pair of students will develop their characters, choose their settings and write a coherent story that includes: introduction, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution. • After completing the story, the students can read their work from the Author’s Chair.
  8. 8. Online Story Generator
  9. 9. AUTHOR’S CHAIR
  10. 10. Resources • Scholastics. (2013). Graphic organizers for reading comprehension. Retrieved on August 13, 2013 from http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson- plan/graphic-organizers-reading-comprehension • Story writing rubric. Retrieved on August 13, 2013 from http://engres.ied.edu.hk/lang_arts/tasks/sampleAsseRubr ics/Story_Writing_Rubric.pdf • Weighted Rubric for Short Story Using Research 100 pts. Retrieved on August 13, 2013 from http://www.d.umn.edu/~moor0145/storyrubric.htm

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