Using stories as a core component of my instruction has given me an endless supply of student-generated content that I can use to create future lesson plans.
Here are some ways that my students generate content:
- The class co-creates a TPRS story
- Students write quick stories for bellwork using a set of vocabulary
- Students do a free write (traditional, BINGO, 1-3-10, or other)
Once you have this raw content, you can type up the stories and create activities to leave in your sub-plan or fast-finisher stash. You can even use them to create assessments or to do whole-class activities!
Here are some activities that you can quickly create from student-generated content:
- CLOZE passages
- Storyboards to illustrate
- Reading with comprehension questions
- Write an alternate ending
- Write a new version
- Write a summary, and then a summary of the summary (shrinking summaries)
- Print the story out-of-order, students put it in the correct order
- Expand the story from within (add one new sentence for every two-three sentences; add at least two words to each sentence, etc.)
- Do a horizontal conjugation
Most recently, I used the class story from Camina y corre to use in my emergency sub plans for the year: Zombie themed! You can download them here.
How have you used student-created stories to create new lessons?
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Love tour ideas. What do you mean by close passages? Thanks.
Replace words with blank spaces and give students a word bank. They must choose the best word from the bank to go in each space.