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- Amy E.
A middle school teacher had students write a "microstory," paying particular attention to writing an opening that would really "hook" readers. Here is one of the stories. Be sure to click "comments" to read the comments the author got from classmates:
Don'tcha Just Wanna Read More?
What students say about YWP's Digital Writing Classrooms:
"I think that the best thing about doing the blog this year was having the fun of being connected to my classmates without having to really call or talk to them. This blog built more of a sense of community and made me feel like writing is a lot more important. I think using the blog made me a better writer because I felt I had a reason to write. I've now realized how important writing is and want to keep writing in the future." Read more »
Multimedia writing uses a combination of text, still photographs, video clips, audio and graphics. Its format is nonlinear, allowing the reader/viewer to choose how he or she will navigate through the various elements of a story. The information presented in each medium is complementary, not redundant, so that different parts of the story are told using different media.
Using multimedia is a great way to engage students into many of the disciplines of writing, and the YWP Schools Project sites make it easy to do. It also often entices the less engaged student to participate.
However, it should be stressed that getting students to write and comment regularly on the site will be much easier to achieve and will have great impact on your classroom.
Among the attributes of a multimedia project are: Read more »