Teacher Review for Awesome Stories

AwesomeStories is a great way to keep students current!

Sandie L.
San Diego Community College District
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Arts, World Languages, English-Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used AwesomeStories with advanced level ESL students in place of a vocabulary and humanities textbook. The stories immediately engage the reader and stimulate group discussions. Many of the stories are narrated, which help second language learners with correct pronunciation. My students were assigned one story per week. Part of the story was read in class each day and I assigned reading homework Monday through Thursday. On Friday the students took a quiz and wrote an essay based on the topic of the story.
My Take
AwesomeStories is a great teaching tool. It makes it possible for every student to stay on task. If a student needed to miss class, it was easy to make up the assignment at home. I posted assignments on my classroom blog, and created an AwesomeStories page for easy access. The content on AwesomeStories is current and constantly updated. There are a variety of teaching tools are available for educators to use.