This week I was looking for a fun, easy way for the students to practice the concepts of theme, simile, and personification. So I created the book above, showed the students how to navigate the Storybird website, and gave them free reign. The requirements were:
* Write a complete story
* Use a theme
* Include at least one simile
* Include at least on example of personification
* Write positive, thoughtful comments on at least 3 other Storybirds from our class
Once they figured out how to see all the artists, they found the creation of their books to be really intuitive. Kudos to Storybird for their great user interface!
Here's an example of a finished story.