Teacher Review For CAST UDL Book Builder

A great basic story creator for beginners or second language learners

Mary F.
Technology coordinator
University Park Elementary School
Denver, CO
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Rating 3
My Students Liked It Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Practice
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Beginning experiences with writing online ESL learners Students with learning disabilities in reading or writing
My Take
True, there aren't many "bells and whistles," so tech-savvy students may not care to use it for long. But those without a comfort level with creating online stories, or students with a limited command and the language or writing skills, can find success. The structure of it can allow lower literacy kids to work fairly independently, so extras can be less important that actually creating an online work. I would use this for elementary kids, although the more advanced students won't like it after a while.