Sunday, January 24, 2010

#39 of 365 -- Pic-Lit

This is a neat site posted by Jen Farr on Twitter - PIC-LITS - inspired picture writing.

Pic-Lits is a creative writing site that provides pictures and a word bank for students to create a enriched sentence or sentences about the picture.

The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture. Students can choose to only drag words from the word bank to create their sentence or compose a sentence freestyle.

How to integrate Pic Lits into the classroom: Pic Lits is a great way to get students to think creatively and critically about writing. Students can choose any picture and then use the word list to create a sentence. Pic Lits is complete with punctuation and any word can be capatalized.

Tips: Students can sign up for a free account and save each Pic Lit they create. At the end of the year, each student can create a book of their Pic Lits to take home for creative inspiration.

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