Have you ever had one of those days when you throw out your plans and do something completely spur of the moment? On Friday I had 8 students absent out of 26 so I decided to get the laptops out. I asked the students to just type a story about a snow day. The students love to just type without worrying about following their prewritten pieces. The only direction I gave them was to include characters, setting, and a beginning, middle, and end. They used the program Canvastic so that when they were done typing they could just work on their illustrations. If you are unfamiliar with Canvastic, this program is a combination of writing and painting. Their stories came out awesome; lots of adventures! One of my developing writers created such a fabulous story that I was smiling all day with pride.
|Notice all the empty seats|
Wish more days could work out like this. :)