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MAKEBELIEFSCOMIX FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

  

USING MAKEBLIEFSCOMIX TO HELP STRUGGLING WRITERS

Here's a story from Jacquelyn Criger, Assistive Technology Specialist in Indian Prairie School District, Naperville, IL, about how she uses MakeBeliefsComix to help struggling writers:

  • "I am an assistive technology specialist in a district of about 30,000 students. I collaborate with teachers to help find supports for learners with special needs. Year after year, the majority of my referrals have to do with students who are struggling writers. I am sharing your website during collabs, trainings, and it's a link on a Wiki my colleague and I keep up. Using comics is a great way to help a resistant writer. There isn't a blank page. The finished product can be short, and still have a beginning, middle and an end. Your site, because you have included emotions for the characters, also allows kiddos to retell something that is bothering them. I have yet to show it to someone who isn't excited about using it with his/her kiddos! Thank you so much!!"

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