It’s Wednesday, August 27, 2014, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 10-Adult (Grades 5 to adult, children with parental supervision)
1) Select a background picture from an array of beautiful, striking, and surprising images. (Parents, as always, should preview to determine suitability.)
2) Drag-and-drop word tiles displayed below the background picture to create a short story or poem inspired by the image in the photograph.
3) Edit the story or poem to create a satisfying literary work of any length.
This gadget is modeled after the magnetic word tiles that many people have on their refrigerators. As explained at the website, “The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture.”
When you get to the site you’ll see a picture with word tiles below it. You can dive right in – or, if you would prefer some instruction on how to use this tool effectively, click on “Learn It” on the horizontal menu bar at the top of the page. A new page opens with three options:
*Write It – Get some basic tips along with ideas on how to use the word tiles to write a simple caption, a compound sentence, and a paragraph.
*Rhyme It – Read some suggestions on how to use rhymes and similes to create poetry.
*Master It – Explore a series of “advanced” lesson plans on how to write poems – including the use of figurative language such as metaphors, similes, allusion, personification, irony, imagery and more.
You can post the finished work in the public gallery, save them in your own free account file, e-mail the results, or link to them on Facebook – a clever way to inspire the young writers at your house!