I’m doing a unit on writing a story with my Beginning English Language Learners, and, since I’m taking them to the computer lab tomorrow, I wanted to see if I could pull together some useful online interactives for them.
I’m sure I’ll be adding to this list, and I welcome your suggestions.
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Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About Writing A Story:
Here Are The Ten Downloadable Graphic Organizers I Use With ELL Beginners To Write A Story
Here’s My Entire ELL Beginners Seven-Week Unit On Writing A Story (Including Hand-outs & Links)
Elements Of A Story comes from Annenberg.
Brainpop, Jr. has some nice accessible movies, though, of course, you have to pay for them or get a free trial:
Flocabulary has a video on storytelling elements that’s not accessible to English Language Learners, but they do have a simple graphic organizer that could be useful.
HOW IN THE WORLD AM I JUST LEARNING ABOUT “TEACHING BOOKS”?!
Here’s How I Adapted My ELL Beginner’s Story-Writing Unit For Concurrent Teaching
Story-based templates.https://t.co/1iV4C6jP3Z by @ElkhartEdTech pic.twitter.com/HhC23NjdLc
— Miguel Míguez (@onthesamepagelt) February 4, 2022
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I have plenty of those sites already on a ‘The Best’ list on learning about computers…
We have published a book that teaches writing stories through story prompts. Stories Without End is a collection of 24 intriguing stories that raise important social and political issues or that simply ask “What If?” The trick is that each one ends on a cliffhanger, leaving students to finish the story. Writers can explore the idea family, the meaning of success, or what the world would be like if we could teleport or control the weather. Learn more and check out a free sample at: https://www.alphabetpublishingbooks.com/book/stories-without-end/ Or play with our free, random story-prompt generator at http://englishprompts.com/swe