This Digital Writing Choice Board for Google Drive™ contains engaging and paperless activities for students to practice different kinds of writing. It is a great way to differentiate for your learners! Students must have their own Google account in order to use this product. This will work on Chromebooks™, laptops and computers. It is NOT intended for iPads.
Be sure to check out my blog post about DIGITAL choice boards: 5 REASONS TO USE DIGITAL CHOICE BOARDS☺
The choice board contains 9 different digital activities that can be marked off as they are completed by dragging the translucent red "Xs" to lay on top of the rectangles that describe each activity. The text on the choice menu is EDITABLE so you can change out or rearrange the activities to fit your needs. Students can use it like a tic-tac-toe board OR you could have them complete all of the activities throughout the week. Think of it like a hyperdoc or hyperslide :)
IMPORTANT! This product does NOT teach you HOW to use these tools. Students must be familiar with how to use Google Slides and Google Drawing. The free web tools that are linked in are very intuitive for upper elementary and middle school students.
Activities that make up the choice menu (EDITABLE!):
★ Friendly/Business Letter: Use Read, Write Think's Letter Generator to write a friendly letter or business letter (you can add more specifics).
★ Book Review: Use the book review slide to write a book review about any book you have read recently.
★ Meme Story: Go to and find any meme. Add your to the meme story slide below and write a short story or description about your meme!
★ Wacky Web Tales: Create a Wacky Web Tale (Madlib) of your choice! (great for parts of speech practice!)
★ Type It!: Go to the Sentences/Paragraph slide and type descriptive sentences or a paragraph describing your favorite food. Or, open a new Google Doc to type your sentences or paragraph.
★ Kindness Ransomizer: Write a kind message to someone to make their day but keep it anonymous. Use the tool Ransomizer to disguise your message.
★ Postcard: Use the postcard template in Google Drawing to design and write a postcard to a friend or family member. Pretend you are on vacation and writing from the place you are visiting.
★ Video It!: Write a play involving two characters. Use Video Recorder to record yourself and a friend performing your play.
★ Newspaper Clipping: Write a short newspaper article about a current event using newspaper clipping generator.
All web tools are hyperlinked (including opening a new Doc) so students can quickly and easily access the tool they need.
An EDITABLE grading rubric that you can either print and fill in or keep digital as well as 3 editable slides for students to add links/screenshots to their creations is included.
This product comes as a link in a PDF file. First, make sure you are signed into your Google account. Click on the link and you will be prompted to "Make a Copy". Rename the file to whatever you would like. It will be sent directly to your Drive! Disperse to your students via Google Classroom, Google Drive Shared folder, your Learning Platform, etc..
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