Elementary Google Suite

Using Google Classroom to Motivate Young Writers

Written by Lynn Scarbrough

Observational writing is challenging for most first graders.  They need to stay motivated while they practice.  Google Classroom can be used to load seasonal pictures onto docs which appear on the stream.  The children them open Classroom and pick a picture to use for the observational writing assignment.  After doing their thinking map, writing their sentences, and completing a rubric, they type their sentences onto the document.  The page is printed and posted in the room while the original goes home to share with parents.

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Lynn Scarbrough

Instructional Technology Coach, 1st Grade Teacher, @CaminoGrove @ArcadiaUnified