Elegy for a Dead World
Summary: Compelling sci-fi world imagined -- and written -- by its players
Pros: Charming graphics and a sense of intrigue draw kids into the writing process.
Cons: Browsing others' stories could expose students to some age-inappropriate material.
Bottom Line: With some teacher guidance, Elegy offers an opportunity unlike anything else to get students to write stories and stretch their creative muscles.
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