A new, free online resource designed to help teachers inspire students to create their own imaginative tales is now available at www.HubForTeachers.com. Created in partnership with The Hub, the new TV destination from Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc. that is dedicated to bringing kids and families together, and Discovery Education, HubForTeachers.com allows young students to read, enjoy, and analyze well-written stories, and provides them with the tools to create their own imaginative tales.
HubForTeachers.com offers teachers K-5 lesson plans on the four stages of writing (prewriting, drafting, editing, publishing), as well as information, resources and examples focusing on digital storytelling that leverage popular characters from Hub series. A behind-the-scenes feature introduces students to some of the professionals who create The Hub TV shows, with motivating quotes and images from directors, producers, writers, artists, and more.
In addition, The Hub Create a Story Contest invites teachers to organize elementary students into small groups and let them run with their imaginations. Using their new writing tools in conjunction with a few visual cues from Hub shows, students are encouraged to work as a team to develop an engaging, creative and well-written story. Contest prizes include recognition of the winning group on HubForTeachers.com, and a Hub prize pack for each winning student, with the group's teacher receiving a digital storytelling package that includes a green screen, Flip video camera, and software for classroom use.
For more information about this initiative, visit www.HubForTeachers.com.
Source: Discovery Education, www.discoveryeducation.com; The Hub, www.hubworld.com