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Have you tried Storybird with your class? I'm always looking for new ways to make Work on Writing more engaging and this one was a huge hit with my kiddos. The site is very user-friendly and it didn't take long at all to set up my class and get my kids logged in. When they create a new story, they can search by themes (or tags) to find artwork and then they just start typing in the words. It's very easy to drag the pictures and text around to your liking. Here's an example of one student's story. I have them use their vocabulary words from their Padlet word walls, which is why glimpse is in all caps.:)
One feature I really love about Storybird is that your students can publish their stories to the class library. The library is private and only members of the class can view it. They are even able to comment on one another's work. When kids know they have an audience, I believe their writing is of higher quality, and I can already see the effects of that with Storybird.