Today in 3rd grade we practiced descriptive writing in a festive way! We used the website Cameroid and chose the "Elf" scene. Students snapped their picture and downloaded it to their desktop. Next, we used a shared collaborative Google presentation in which each student was assigned a specific slide. They dragged their picture from their desktop onto their assigned slide and then started writing a short paragraph about the prompt: "If I was an elf....". The font of their paragraph defaulted to the color red.
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Here is the presentation: