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Using “Google Story Builder” To Encourage Students To Study English Over The Summer



I’ve previously posted some of the activities I’ll be doing with my class of Beginning ELLs over the last two weeks of school:

Here’s What I’m Doing As A Final With Beginning ELLs,

Here’s What I’m Doing As “Part Two” For My ELL Beginner Finals

Today, I thought I’d share a third activity…

The last time I tried Google Story Builder, it was off-line.  That was a bummer – it’s always been a great tool.  Fortunately, however, it apparently was just a momentary blip because it’s back up and working!

This week, I’ll be asking students to use the app to create a dialogue between two or three people.  The purpose is to convince one of them to study English over the summer.

Here’s the model I created for students to watch.

I’m adding this post to The Best Ways To Finish The School Year Strong.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. Looks like Story Builder has been discontinued, your links to it no longer work.

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