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Holmes Third Grade Publications: Flip Stories

Our third grade writers are writing personal narratives about some fun adventures that happen in their lives. They want to share these wonderful stories with you.  These stories helped our students to read and create stories about what they experience. Some of the students are surprised about how they see themselves on camera. Our parents are so proud when they are able to see what their child has accomplished. You will notice that some of our students are emerging language learners. These movies will motivate and help them gain confidence in the use of the English Language. Please leave the writers a comment.  They get so excited to hear what others think about their learning!

Mrs. Corona and Ms. Wilcox

Click here to view all of our stories

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Digital Storytelling: The Next Level

Miss Peterson, an ELL teacher at Holmes elementary, became interested in Digital Storytelling (DST) after she attended an ELL Professional Development (PD) session about it in October.

After the PD, Miss Peterson sought out her Instruction Technology Coach and together they planned the technology integration into the writing curriculum.  Publishing is one of the obvious outcomes of writing process when using DST and that is an accomplishment in itself.  But, Miss Peterson wondered does it have to end there? When students publish a piece are they finished learning?

Miss Peterson decided to extend the learning by having students give each other feedback. She set up her WordPress blog site to post her students’ stories.  During independent work time students listen to their peers’ story and respond to their peers’ productions. Miss Peterson and other teachers also gave descriptive feedback to the authors. Parents have accessed the stories and left comments for their students.

Students consider the comments they receive, self-assess where they are, and set a learning goal to improve on the next piece that they will write and publish.

I am encouraged by teachers like Miss Peterson that choose to use technology to make learning meaningful to students. I am challenged by teachers like Miss Peterson who decide not to end the learning with the technology experience.  Instead, technology becomes a vehicle to extend learning, allowing students to self-analyze and set their own goals for improvement.

Click here to visit Miss Peterson’s Blog, watch the student stories and leave them your feedback.

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Arnold Elementary

Click here to view Autumn Stories – By: ELL students at Arnold Elementary via Voicethread

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Hartley Elementary

The second grade ELL students (levels 2-4) at Hartley Elementary have been writing personal narratives. One of their writing goals was to have strong lead and ending sentences. The students enjoyed writing and publishing their stories and were very excited to share them!

Mrs. Gersib and Ms. McElfresh

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Holmes Elementary

The 2nd grade Holmes ELL students have been working very hard to create personal narratives.  They each picked out a story to write about to tell a time that was happy or memorable in any way to share with friends and families through Digital Storytelling. Every story has a beginning, middle and an end as well as a problems and a solution. These ELL levels 2 and 3 students created fun and interesting stories. I hope you enjoy them. Mrs. Lamberson –

Click here to view all stories by the Level 2 ELL students at Holmes

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Roper Elementary

The 2nd grade ELL students at Roper have written stories about their favorite time during fall. The students are language level 2 and 3. These are their first stories. We will periodically write more so stayed tuned and see our progress.

Click here to view all stories by the Level 2-3 ELL students at Roper

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Clinton Elementary

*Click here to view: Fall Stories, By: Second Grade ELL Students at Clinton Elementary

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