During a team meeting recently Zach S. told me about this website called, Draw a Stickman (http://www.drawastickman.com/). After checking out the website I could see why Zach thought it was so great. Draw a Stickman is a site where you have to literally draw a stickman and follow the directions given to you. It becomes an interactive tale with a hero, a villain, and a cool story.
How can it be used in the classroom? It is a great way to start a story and students can fill in details, vivid verbs, adjectives, etc. to tell the story. Students can focus on pinpointing parts of a story such as characters, details, setting, moral, etc. I think it allows for a lot of flexibility and creativity for students with the story. It is definitely worth checking out!