In Cindy Raymond’s ELA classrooms creativity is king. Students have lots of latitude in the ways they show their understanding of key concepts. This post showcases several student storyboards, created to show their understanding of the use of conflict in literature.
Students used a website called Storyboardthat.com. The site provides characters, backdrops, and text bubbles so students can customize their storyboards. In simple bits of conversation, students show their mastery of the ideas of conflict within the plot, between characters, and between the characters and the larger world. For some students, doing this in paragraph form might have been tedious. By allowing them to use graphics and text to literally illustrate their points, these students were able to clearly “show what they know.”
Here’s a sample of a few of the pieces Cindy received: