The Comprehensible Classroom

Write, Draw, Pass: A Better Way

It seems like I have a new revelation of a better way to use the Write, Draw, Pass activity each time I use it. Today, I realized when using it as a story review activity that it can be an INPUT activity instead of an OUTPUT activity by leaving a copy of the story projected on the board and requiring that students copy down sentences from the story (instead of writing their own) and then reference the projected script when guessing what the pictures are. The students are getting loads of comprehensible input by reading through the script each time they get a new paper. Duh!! Then, when I pull some of the pictures tomorrow for this extension, the sentences will not have errors in them because they were copied from the board. Wahoo!!