Simply put, Storybird uses beautiful images to inspire students to write. Choose one of three formats: picture book, long-form, and poetry. With the picture book format, choose images from Storybird’s enormous image library. By arranging these pictures thoughtfully, a story forms.
The poetry format allows students to drag and drop words anywhere onto Storybird’s artwork. This encourages students to draw connections between words, images, and the emotion that both evoke in tandem. Finally, long-form allows students to really push their writing skills. While Storybird’s image library provides creative scaffolding, students may use an image to write a chapter that is thousands of words long, which in turn may be tied to other chapters to form a whole book.
Storybird Studio was made to be teacher-friendly. You can onboard your students, assign projects, and review their work all in one secure place. The feature that really sets Storybird apart, however, is its fundraising capability. Storybird will actually professionally print and bind your students’ stories for parents to buy, and 30 percent of the profits will go right back into your classroom.
You can sign up for Storybird, for free, right here.
Incorporate Storybird into your next lesson plan:
- Use Storybird’s image library to create a story skeleton and teach students about fundamental plot elements (rising action, climax, falling action, denouement, etc.)
- Make poetry more fun and accessible by using Storybird’s poetry form
- Encourage creativity and a life-long love of stories by encouraging your students to share their creations with the class