Teacher Review for Storybird

Beautiful way to engage hesitant writers and accelerate the gifted!

Melissa M.
Classroom teacher
P.S. 69 Daniel D Tompkins
Staten Island, United States
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My Grades 2
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English-Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used this with direct focused tasks in mind as well as student-choice or led/directed projects. The options are limitless. You can use the artwork to inspire narratives and poetry or you can assign themes centered around the focus of your learning intentions. I would improve the poetry section by allowing the teacher to add words or having blanks for the students to use specific vocabulary.
My Take
It truly is a surprising and engaging writing tool to unlock creativity in all writers. Students can view, comment and give feedback on each other's work and get inspired by writer's on a global scale. You will quickly see students working on their projects at home as well!