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Choose Your Own Adventure in ES Distance Learning

In Grade 2 Distance Learning Mr. Chad Mills led his students though a creative writing process to engage his students in the collaborative and fun process of writing a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book. Read below about the process, written by Grade 2 student Oliver, and then click the button at the bottom to experience the story for yourself! The Elementary School creates joyful learning environments where the children learn by doing both on campus and in Distance Learning.


The process for writing our Choose your own adventure book

By Oliver (Grade 2)

First Mr Chad told us about the project and his idea to make this book. He explained to us what a Choose your own Adventure book was, and how different scenarios can lead to different endings.

To practice story telling, we used story cubes which are like dice that have

pictures instead of numbers. Mr Chad rolled the dice and we took turns adding parts to the same story. When your dice lands on a picture you have to use the picture in the next part of the story.

Then we all wrote a scenario about a volcano for Mr Chad to see where everyone was at with their writing and where we might need help.

To brainstorm story ideas, we each completed a spreadsheet where we added characters, story ideas and plot twists.

Mr Chad read everyone's ideas and decided what was going to happen in the book. Mr Chad sent us all a list of scenarios and we chose one scenario each to write.

After finishing the first scenario, we wrote another two so that everyone had done three each. In the book there are more than 30 different scenarios and lots of different endings!

When we had written our scenarios, we went back and revised what we had written. To revise a scenario, we changed some words, added some ideas, and used some suggestions from Mr Chad.

When everyone had finished their scenarios, Mr. Chad put the book into Google Forms.

We then searched using Google for photos that matched our scenarios. To put the photos in the book, we put them all in folders and Mr. Chad added them to the book in Google Forms.

I enjoyed writing the scenarios because I love writing books. The Choose your own adventure idea is so cool because you get to choose your own story as you read. If you don't like the ending, you can go back and try a different path.

Our book is so cool because it is set at Nido, and because it is also an online book!



Nido de Aguilas Grade 2 Choose Your Own Adventure Book

Synopsis: Are you bored of distance learning? Then this is the book for you! What happens when Mr. John, a second grade teacher, borrows The Magic School Bus and takes students to see the Moai, visit the Osorno Volcano, go to LegoLand, visit a haunted mansion, and save the world from the COVID-19!?!? Read 'Real Distance Learning' to find out!


READ THE BOOK HERE

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Choose Your Own Adventure in ES Distance Learning

In Grade 2 Distance Learning Mr. Chad Mills led his students though a creative writing process to engage his students in the collaborative and fun process of writing a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book.

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This conference is free and open to all parents, teachers, and counselors from any school in Chile.

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Professional Development Conferences at Nido

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