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Mission Plan Pre-writing with Toontastic

LEADER REPORT

Launchpad Leaders

Lisa Kimberly BrigulioSimpson

ROLE

• Math and Reading Resource

Teacher & classwithapps.com

LOCATION

• Pensacola, FL

AGE GROUP

• K - 5th

MATERIALS USED

• Toontastic

• Toontastic Storyboard

Template

• A great story, such as

Sarah’s Story by Bill Harley

MISSION OBJECTIVES

COMMON CORE STANDARDS

Students will plan a story using the

Storyboard Template then animate their

stories in Toontastic. Finally, students will

use their storyboards and cartoons to craft a

final written draft of their stories.

WRITING

3.W.3, 3.W.6

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FLIGHT PLAN

Begin the lesson by asking students to discuss what makes a great story. Together, make a list of great stories. Then,

create a chart of characteristics of a great story for students to refer to during the lesson. Finally, read a book with

a good storyline, such as Sarah’s Story by Bill Harley. After reading, discuss with students if and why the story was

good.

LIFT-OFF

Before writing, introduce Toontastic. Give students the opportunity to look through the different characters and

settings. Kids should select a setting and characters before they begin writing their story.

Next, pass out the Toontastic Storyboard Template for pre-writing. Students should complete the outline before

animating their stories. Allow studnets to share ideas if time permits. Finally, have students animate their stories

in Toontastic. Be sure to point out the importance of choosing an emotional energy level for each scene.

RE-ENTRY

After animating their stories, have students craft a final written draft of their story. Remind students to look back

at both their templates and cartoons as they write their final drafts. Encourage students to think about how these

pre-writing activities help their stories.

DEBRIEF

To wrap up the project, upload students’ cartoons to ToonTube and host a story premier for students and parents.

During the premier, have students read the final drafts of their written work and share their cartoons. Encourage

students to reflect on each others’ writing and cartoons. Remind students to connect their critiques back to the

characters of a great story they identified at the start of the lesson.

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