Prof. Arlinda Lopez
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
• 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
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
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
• After reviewing the story elements, students will work
together with a peer to write a short story using an online
• 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.
• 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
• After completing the story, the students can read their
work from the Author’s Chair.
• Scholastics. (2013). Graphic organizers for reading
comprehension. Retrieved on August 13, 2013 from
• Story writing rubric. Retrieved on August 13, 2013 from
• Weighted Rubric for Short Story Using Research 100 pts.
Retrieved on August 13, 2013 from