Halloween Google Slides™ presentation is a great way to get your students engaged in creative writing. The final slideshow can be turned into a digital book that you can embed on your class blog/website and/or emailed to parents. The slides are set to print on 8.5x11 paper for you to print and bind together if you would rather have a hard copy.
Each slide contains directions in the comments.
Assign each student a slide. They can either add a photo of their Halloween costume (you would need parents to send them to you digitally and then you would need to disperse to students via a Google™ folder, Dropbox, a server, etc.) OR they can use the built in search feature to find a copyright free image that represents their costume. Students will then type their writing piece about their Halloween costume. Some ideas include:
•Writing Word Choice
: Have students use descriptive words to write a paragraph describing their costume.
: Have students write a paragraph describing their costume without mentioning the name of their costume. Have students add a solid shape over their photo by using the shape tool. Then add an animation to reveal the image when the slideshow is in presentation mode and you click. (Directions included)
: Have students write a limerick, haiku, sonnet, etc. about their costume.
•Other ideas that are included
Three pages are included for the teacher that contain:
•directions for adding an image
•how to embed slideshow on blog/website
•different ideas for how you can use this product
Digital writing is wonderful for a variety of reasons.
First, teachers don't have to cart a class set of journals back and forth from school to home. Instead, sign into your Google™ account and read from anywhere, even when you are on the go! Another great reason is that you can comment on students' writing without "marking up" their paper. I like for students to engage in digital writing because they can color code specific words by changing the color of font. Ex. Descriptive words=red, Verbs=green, Vocabulary Words=blue. This is a great visual for the editing process. Students can quickly and easily edit their writing without having to rewrite their entire paper.
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..
Since this product is intended to be a collaborative presentation, students will need to access the SAME link and not make a copy. However, if you would rather them work on their own, delete the extra slides and distribute however you wish!
I know some schools have rules about not using the word "Halloween". That word does not appear anywhere on the title slide or student slides
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