Within the past two months, our K-1 students have been using Storybird. It is a website dedicated to help anyone create a tale with a book-like interface and where the author can select from a varied selection of artwork from some of the most talented and undiscovered children's illustrators today. It reverses the creative writing process for the students by giving them the choice to pick out their own illustrators and artwork and their writing is inspired from the illustrations. Through this method, students have the chance to focus on their creative writing abilities and teachers are able to evaluate their literacy development as well.
On Sunday evening, I was reviewing through all my students' books and came across one in particular that got me chuckling on the first page. How awesome is she to be open and knowledgeable at 7-years-old...love it!
Thank you Jen G. for introducing Storybird to our school!