Elementary School, Middle School

Word Mover Helps Students Write Poems

Screen Shot 2013-12-19 at 8.20.52 PM Word Mover is a free iPad app produced by Read Write Think. The app is designed to help students develop poems and short stories. When students open the Word Mover app they are shown a selection of words that they can drag onto a canvas to construct a poem or story. Word Mover provides students with eight canvas backgrounds on which they can construct their poems. If the word bank provided by Word Mover doesn’t offer enough words they can add their own words to the word bank.

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Word Mover could be a great app for students to use to as a story or poem starter. The app reminds me a bit of those refrigerator magnets that were popular for a while about ten years ago. You know, the ones that had individual words on them that you dragged around to create funny sentences. The same idea can be applied to Word Mover.

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