Multiple classes take turns writing a story. The first class writes the opening paragraph(s). When done, the first class' teacher sends an email to the next class in line. The second class reads the opening and continues the story with one or more paragraphs. This continues until the last class writes the closing paragraph and gives the story a title. After writing, students draw illustrations that the teacher adds to the story. The illustrations can be drawn using computer software or paper and drawing tools like colored pencils, markers, and crayons. Photos are taken of physical drawings and added to the wiki. All story writing is done on a shared Google Doc. School technology integration specialists can assist you, as needed. You will receive a guest username and password for editing OR use your own Google id. You DO NOT have to use Google Docs in your school to participate in this project.
The first RCAN Stories project was in the 2015-2016 school year. Eight stories were written by 35 different classrooms in 18 schools. Half of the projects were led by classroom teachers and half were led by technology integration specialists. In the 2016-2017 school year, ten stories were written by 45 different classrooms in 26 schools. The 2017-2018 project was joined for the first time by three high school classes.
It is a very easy project to begin and complete with your students.
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Register Now for the 2018-2019 Project!
Registration for the 2018-2019 project is now open! Click HERE to have your students join our story writing project.