Another Way to Publish Student Writing21 December 2015
So, in an attempt to get away from publishing paragraphs on a nice, lined piece of paper, I gave my students some index cards instead.
Conflict in 5 Days unit. You can read more about it here.) After they finished their draft and revisions, I gave them index cards for their final draft. Each student received five cards. First, they wrote the entire story on the cards (since this was basically a paragraph sized story to begin with, I knew that they wouldn't need too many cards.) Most kids used 2 or 3 cards to write the entirety of their story.
Next, I asked the students to turn the remaining cards over and draw a picture. The first picture needed to be a cover page, with the title of their conflict story as well as their name. Then, the rest of the cards were used to draw pictures matching the action taking place in the story.
Then, it formed this nice little step book that is interesting on the eyes and DIFFERENT than that plain, old, boring piece of paper.
What is one way that you have discovered to publish student writing that is unique and fun?