If you like MadLibs kind of activities in which you write words to substitute for blanks in a story, before reading; you and your students will love Wacky Web Tales.
The website gives you more than 50 titles that you can choose from. Later, you ask your students to fill in the missing words and parts of the speech. When you are done, the website generates the story with the prompts that you have written. It is sof un and easy to use. Here is a story that one of my students has created using this tool - enjoy!
To make the best book salad, you need fresh ingredients. The best time to buy a freshbook is from October to September. Go to your local market. Pick up one book and study it. The book should be happy and clean. These taste the best! Put six of them in your shopping cart. You will also need a pound each of carrots and pens.Next, you need to get the ingredients for the salad dressing. You might like appledressing, which tastes yummy on book salad, but you might also enjoy banana dressing. Pick out the five best fruits you can find. Take your ingredients home, and get ready to make your salad.Wash and dry each book thoroughly. Use your car to separate the parts of the book. Put the pieces in a large salad bowl. Next, chop the carrots and pens, and put those in the bowl. To make the dressing, mash the fruit in another bowl. Add a cup of oil and a hundred teaspoons of vinegar. Pour the dressing into the large salad bowl and mix the ingredients. Voilà! Enjoy your book salad.
cross-posted at ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org
Özge Karaoglu is an English teacher and educational consultant in teaching young learners and teaching with web-based technologies. She is the author of Minigon ELT book series, which aims to teach English to young learners through stories. Read more of her ideas about teaching English through technology and Web-based tools at ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org.