Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Wacky Web Tales

Wacky Web Tales, part of Houghton Mifflin's Education Place website, is a great activity where students choose random parts of speech to later be turned into a story, much like the beloved MadLibs. I've done MadLibs for years, but usually on a piece of recycled paper and with me reading the final story aloud. I like that this online version is set up so kids can actually see what I'm writing and read the final story together. Make sure to check the Classroom Resource links on the bottom of the home page for various teacher resources available for free.

1 comment:

Troy said...

Another fun and useful "Mad lib" site is http://www.write-better-english.com/Create-a-silly-story.aspx.

The online Silly Story generator not only lets students fill-in existing scripts but also lets teachers create their own Mad Lib scripts. Students can email their stories back to the teacher.

Also includes a Hall of Fame, with the site's illustrators providing drawings for selected stories.

Also check out the rest of the site for helpful resources.