Monday, January 2, 2017

Storyboard That {Prewriting}

Storyboard That is a great activity for prewriting that allows students to focus their ideas into a condensed picture form. They can choose the scene and characters as well as the way that they add the text into the blocks.


Use this tool to have students organize their thoughts before they write a paper for your class. I have found that my students get better ideas and are more creative when they have a chance to put their thoughts on paper using minimal text, but lots of pictures. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and maybe those 1,000 words could turn into a great paper for your students. From here, they can write a rough draft and then complete their final draft.

Try it out & let me know what you think,
Mrs. Tech


*If you are more of a visual learner, check out my "how to" video on using Storyboard That, as well as some way to use it in the classroom.

**If you want to have your students try out Storyboard That, download this tool that walks them through step by step directions on how to create their first storyboard.

6 comments:

  1. What an awesome tool to engage students in the writing process!

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    1. Yes! My students who aren't big fans of writing even enjoy it when we use this tool!

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  2. Fabulous way to motivate students to write!

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    1. Amen! And writing is such a valuable tool that this is a must for students who don't enjoy writing.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this valuable tool.

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    1. My pleasure. Thanks for stopping by.

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