I'm working on a Web Based Teaching lesson for a class and I need some ideas for incorporating multimedia practice and/or teaching activities for teaching Plot. I'm working with a group of 5th graders who are reading at a 6th grade level.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Cheryl,

In the past few days, I saw the link for ToonDoo: http://www.toondoo.com/ and think this may be a very nice multi-media means of having the children express the plot of a story. I have not explore it enough to know if you can import art, figures from an actual story, or a people in history, but if possible, student could in a few pictures relate the whole plot of a story.
Thanks, Anne. I'll look through ToonDoo and see what I can come up with.
Anne, I like toondoo but you have to be careful, there are some risque cartoons available with a quick search (and sometimes on the home page) and users can made rude comments to your kids if you don't make your cartoons 'private'.
Cheryl I always check Read Write Think First. You also might check OWL or Writing Fix. Sometimes if you bring it down to stuff they are familiar with Simpsons, Harry Potter, new movies they might enjoy the discussion.
Nancy, thanks for the links to the websites. I will check them out.
Thanks for the cautions, Nancy. I have only made a few toondoos so far, and didn't find any rude comments. I'm interested in seeing how to import them into other materials.Seems I have to saveas for others, mail to myself in BMP, then convert them to GIF's. If there is a quicker way that you know of, please share.
Hi Cheryl,
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thanks,
Clive
Creator of Pixton - Interactive Web Comics
Clive,

Thanks for letting us know about Pixton! It sound like another good addition to the links on my website. I'm putting it under language arts as well as arts/crafts. Tentatively, I'm also putting it under printables, and will be checking when I get time, to see it produces prints of what you make.

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