It's hard to keep up with all the people talking about The Magnetic Poetry for Kids website. I just spent 40 minutes playing with the various "kits" and now my brain won't shut off thinking about how many ways this site can be used inside the classroom.
First of all, this is a very simple concept. The site has a work area on the left side of the screen and a collection of words and/or phrases on the right-hand side. To use the program, students simply touch and drag the words into the work area. Words can be moved around with ease and placed anywhere the student or teacher desires.
Teachers could easily prepare the work area to contain words for the students to use to build sentences or they could allow students to explore the word collection and choose their own. This may help teachers to differentiate the learning process and control the difficulty of the task.
"Build a 10 word sentence from the group of words in the word collection."
"Find all the nouns in the top part of the refrigerator.
"Find the verbs that describe what you can do on a rainy day."
This site works extremely well with the SMART Board. You can also increase the zoom level of your browser to make sure the application fills the entire screen!
Please share this with the other teachers in your school! It's a real winner!
(Once again, a big thanks to Danny Nicholson and everyone else who has mentioned this site for getting the word out! )
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