This would be a good resource to take some time with this summer and consider which videos you might like to use with a particular grade level(s).
Sunday, August 14, 2011
The Write-n-ator is a site from New Hampshire Public Television based on the PBS Series Word Girl! The site presents 20 different short clips from the TV show, followed by a writing challenge. What I love about the site is that it presents writing prompts in a fun context, and the prompts are all prime targets for S/L or literacy interventions. They ask kids to work within basic text structures- list, sequence, or descriptive paragraphs- and could be completed in a relatively short period of time. This would be a great resource to use when teaching kids to use graphic organizers, write basic paragraphs, elaborate and expand sentences in their speaking or writing, use main idea and details, or a variety of other IEP goals.