Cycle 3 focused on Language Arts and Digital Literacy. The cycle began with a discussion about digital literacy and it’s importance in the 21st century. Participants then learned about the elements of fables including character, setting, problem, resolution and lesson learned (moral). Students read and identified the elements of many fables. They also performed selected fables in small groups for Reader’s Theater. Students were then split into small teams and asked to create their own fable. They started by thinking of a moral that they would like to include in their story, and planned their fables around that moral. After completing their plans and drafting their stories, students used Storybird (a Web 2.0 Tool) to publish their work. Storybird is a collaborative storytelling tool that allows students to publish short stories, chapter books and poetry. We hope you enjoy their work!
(You will need to click on the title of the fable to open the story)