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Story Twist™
Untitled Document
Time:
10-15 Minutes
Materials: Twist™,
computer, copy of the
book George Shrinks by William Joyce (optional)
Skills: Writing, Descriptive language


Grades: 1-4
Pairs
Grouping:
Whole Class
Model
1. Ready George Shrinks by William Joyce or tell the story to students.

2. Discuss the word perspective with the class and talk about how George's perspective changes after he shrinks.
Guide
3. Have students
use Twist to magnify
different areas of
the classroom. Be
creative and explore
behind the
computers, under
the sink, or in
student desks.
Have students use
adjectives and
creative language
to describe what they see.

4. Have individual students write a story sharing an adventure they would have in the classroom if they were to shrink like George. Students use Twist to take photos that illustrate the stories.
5. Have pairs read each other's stories and discuss their creative descriptions.
Assess
6. Have students
self-assess their
pieces using the
attached rubric.
Have students read
their stories aloud
and record their
reading with
Easi-Speak™, then
upload to your
website to share
with families. Create a slideshow with the typed stories, uploaded Twist photos, and Easi-Speak audio recordings.
Extend
7. Have students create a comic strip illustrating their paragraphs. You may want to use Comic Creator on www.ReadWriteThink.org as a resource.
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