A fellow #ELAOK teacher shared a link to an amazing site that helps you show your students how they can expand their writing from a very basic sentence to one brimming with sensory details.
— Kelli Anglley (@kellianglley) October 10, 2015
I checked out the site and I can already see how this can help my students who struggle with adding details to their paragraphs. You can view the site here:
An expanding story…
That said, the concept of making tea may not engage some of my students. Perhaps if I could write a sentence about Minecraft, or the TV show that everyone is watching. The folks at Telescoping Text clearly were several steps ahead of me because they have created a way for you to make your own telescoping text. Just go here:
Writing tools for creating expanding narratives
I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my Master's of Education in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education, and a NBPTS candidate. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify my students' voices and choices.