When students know they are writing for an authentic audience, they put more meaning and effort into their writing.
In addition to enjoying their classmate's writing, Mrs. Lostracco's students know there is a great possibility that they will be sharing their writing at the end of the session.
The prospect of getting to share, with a microphone, in the Author's Chair, inspires dedicated focus.
The students who have been chosen to share are sitting on the carpet with their iPads open, listening to their classmates, and patiently waiting their turn.
They had used the app before, but were interested in learning how to use the camera feature to use real pictures with their writing; and the typing feature to write about their picture.
After a brief overview on how the camera and typing tools worked, we turned them loose to take pictures and start writing.
These 2 boys are very proud of their work...check out the 2 videos below.
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