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“Writing Games”

Adapted from Kelly Gallagherʼs “Teaching Adolescent Writers”

Sample from the book Accommodation


Activity Name Description
using Technology

“Find the Fib” The classic two Create the lies using a
pg. 94 truths and a lie type Google Form.
game - except with - create a form and
more truth! have each student
- generate five add their statements
statements about - share the link and
themselves - four have the students
truth, one lie vote
- have the class - review the results
exchange papers following the survey -
and decide which Data Management
is the lie connection!
- write a story about - finish by writing story
one of your truths using Google Docs.
Sample from the book Accommodation
Activity Name Description
using Technology

“Funneling a “Ralph Fletcher, in Use Prezi


Writing Territory” What a Writer presentation to Funnel
pg. 95-96 Needs, writes about - the smaller the text
the importance of the less important
getting students to
narrow their focus
before they write -
to write “smaller”.
Sample from the book Accommodation
Activity Name Description
using Technology

“Topic Blast” “Pick a topic and Use a Twitter hash-


pg. 98 “blast” it into as tag to have students
many pieces as topic blast
possible. This will - Tweet out the topic
lead to a number of - Students respond
smaller, more with their ideas
interesting topics.
Sample from the book Accommodation
Activity Name Description
using Technology

“The Myth of a Take something that Create a Wallwisher


Boring Topic” many would with a photo. Each
pg. 98-101 assume to be boring student can add their
and generate a list question in a separate
of interesting box.
questions about it.
Students can also This could also be
develop a topic and accomplished by using
their peers write VoiceThread. Post a
questions based on photo a students can
it. choose the method
Choose one of their they would like to use
favourite questions to comment: Voice,
and research the video, text.
answer using
Google.
Sample from the book Accommodation
Activity Name Description
using Technology

“What Bugs Me” Based on another Create a document in


pg. 102 Ralph Fletcher Google Docs and
activity. Students share with your class.
write about things Students each pick a
they find irritating. colour and write the
things that bug them
followed by their
name.

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