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Mentor

Texts in a Digital Age


Presented by Kevin Hodgson Sixth grade teacher William E. Norris Elementary School Southampton, MA http://epencil.edublogs.org A mentor text is a piece of reading or writing that can be used to teach a writer about some aspect of writers process or craft. What happens when students are composing digitally? How can we use traditional texts to inspire digital writing? What affordances does technology bring to writing? Writers Voice (literally and figuratively) Authentic Audience Compositional flexibility Collaborative elements Use of technology for meaningful purpose Make your Own Adventure/Ending Stories The Choose Your Own Adventure Wiki: http://editthis.info/choose_your_own_adventure/Main_Page Norris students wiki stories: http://epencil.wikispaces.com/MakeAdventure Digital Science Picture Books The Magic School Bus Series: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magic_School_Bus Bringing Digital Pictures to Life (at the National Writing Project Digital Is website): http://digitalis.nwp.org/resource/606 The Exquisite Corpse Collaborative Story The original story from Read.gov: http://read.gov/exquisite-corpse/ Norris students Voicethread chapters: http://voicethread.com/#q.b769461.i4082385 This I Believe National Public Radio: This I Believe online home: http://thisibelieve.org/ Dawn Reeds This I Believe unit: http://digitalis.nwp.org/resource/524 Claymation/Stopmotion Moviemaking Wallace and Gromit: http://www.wallaceandgromit.com/ Making Stopmotion Movies (my online resource site): http://stopmotionmovies.yolasite.com/