Thursday, October 24, 2013

Retelling with Puppet Pals 2

We are reading Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix as a class. It is a suspenseful book and we are loving it. After we read 2 chapters yesterday, I had them go on Puppet Pals 2 and retell part or all of the story so far. 

Keep in mind that these are the first things we have created on Puppet Pals and they didn't write a script. This was more of an impromptu assignment. We had taken 2 district tests earlier in the day and we had 30 minutes of school left. I wanted to let them do something fun and interesting, so this was an experiment!

I love them! They aren't great masterpieces, but they enjoyed making them.

I can't wait to do more polished ones down the road.

Have you used this with your students? What do you think?


Melinda Weston said...

Don't worry about having them creating "polished work." Focus on them expressing themselves with their voice as much as possible as they move the characters around. The more they use their words, the better the videos and the greater the transfer of knowledge and comprehension... move them up Bloom's Taxonomy.

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