Xtra normal story about Spring Break to get started with the project.

How did you pick this theme or topic?

They knew they wanted to do something with Xtra normal so I wanted them to familiarize with the software, and start using it.

How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)

Student creation of a short story about their plans for Spring Break which was coming up

How did students react?

They reacted well, they seemed to enjoy working with the computers. And I think it was good for their comprehension skills and pronunciation to hear what they had typed thanks to the program.

Did they engage with each other and you?

Moderately – they had to create a short story each, so they didn’t have to speak. But I talked with them about ways of improving the sentences they wanted to use.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)

Computers in the LRO
Xtra normal software on the internet

Please attach a copy.
Below is the plan I had with me in class.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, but I would have them work together so they could speak to each other and not just to me.