Retelling Stories as Comics

This week working with Grade 1 classes we have integrated technology into retelling stories on the iPads. Some classes chose to use the classic apps of Puppet Pals 2 and Toontastic, while others chose to experiment with the new ‘comic’ style layouts in Book Creator.

Using the built-in camera on the iPads, the students chose a few key illustrations from their favourite story books and took photos. These photos were then inserted into the comic layouts, along with captions, speech bubbles and ‘wow’ text. Students also then could retell the story verbally and record their voice for different sections of the comic. The different format encouraged students to really think about the important aspects of their story and to summarise the plot effectively.

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