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Draw a Stickman

Draw a Stickman is a fun interactive site that uses student creations to tell a story. Students can complete the interactive on individual computers, iDevices (the site works great!), interactive whiteboards, or classroom computers.

Quickly draw on the screen to draw a stickman. When you are done, it comes to life. Then you interact with it. Try it!

Aside from just fun practice at following instructions, Draw a Stickman would be a great fictional story prompt. Students have the bones of a story and can fill in details, vivid verbs, adjectives, etc. to tell the story. Students can focus on fleshing out their hero, the plot of the story, the details, the setting, etc.

Students can come up with a moral of a story that they add in the customized ending. This link can be sent as a tweet, facebook link, or in an email to accompany the story they have created. These stories would be fun to share as a class…how many different stories did students come up with using the same base?

On an interactive whiteboard, students can go through the story together, labeling the different parts of the story (beginning, problem, climax, resolution, ending). This interactive can help students identify parts in a story including setting, characters and plot.


Published by Hitcents.com in 2011

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Curriculum Areas:English/Language Arts
Themes/Keywords: animation
drawing
storytelling


Vocabulary
hero, villain, plot, climax, resolution, setting, characters, fictional story


Essential Question(s)
1. What is a story?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What are the important parts of telling a story?
2. What are the main characteristics of a hero?
3. What are the main characteristics of a villain?

Extension and Activities
1. Language Arts: Create a Stickman. Share your story with a partner. Then create a more elaborate version of the same story.
2. Language Arts: In a small group create a storyboard for your animation. Have each member then make a version of the Stickman story. Share with finished stories.
3. La


"Working with Barbara Bray is like working with an angel of the pacific -- her knowledge and talents and generosity exceed anyone I've ever worked with for over two decades in the field of education, especially educational technology. Working within the framework of the Universal Builder helps you to clarify your thoughts and make your project clearer and more appealing, and then, once Barbara steps in and does her magic, your creation goes beyond what you could have ever imagined it to be. I am so grateful and honored to have connected with such talent!"


pictureCamille LoParrino
Reading Specialist
8 - Bronx, New York






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