Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Nonfiction Writing + Technology = Student Success

Mrs. Lynch's reading class has just finished reading, The Titanic: Lost and Found by Judy Donnelly, illustrated by Keith Kohler.  To support students' non-fiction writing, and providing students with a "Show what you know" opportunity using technology, these students became journalists for a New York newspaper at the time of the Titanic's tragedy.  During reading class students wrote their article, documenting the events of Titanic's singular voyage, and once their writing was complete they used the website: to create their newspaper article.  Using technology to engage, motivate, and support student learning was a highlight of this project.