In first grade I do my best to provide many ways for students to write – especially reluctant writers!
One strategy I found that students enjoy is writing comics. It is my opinion that they enjoy comic writing because it allows for creative drawing along with speech bubbles that appear as a small writing space. What they don’t realize is they are telling stories through their pictures as well as their speech bubbles and their final product is a story with a beginning, middle and end!
This past school year I had a reluctant writer who really latched onto comic writing and he shared this site with me and I am passing it on to all of you. He was extending his comic writing at home, on the Internet, independently! Love it!