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What do I do with the Write & Discuss after we are done?

So, you talk in comprehensible language throughout your class period and end each day with a Write & Discuss activity to cement all that oral language into your students brains. So, what do you do with the written summary once you finish class? Just erase the board? NO! Watch this, it will change your teaching life!!:)

Click here to download a simple cartoon template, even better than the old one that I posted last year on my website.


  1. Hi Michael. I love this idea and want to use it with my Spanish classes. You say in your video, “take a photo of the Write and Discuss then transfer it to the cartoon template”. What exactly does “transfer” mean? Illustrate and write the story like a comic strip? or just illustrate the story? I downloaded the template but it seems like there’s only space to draw. But then they’re homework is to illustrate what they see, meaning re-illustrate the comic? Lol, I’m confused. Please advise, thanks!

    1. You write a short version of the text on to the template before photocopying it. Students illustrate the story; they do not do any writing. All they do is read & illustrate.

    1. Count it as a grade. I would not make it a large grade, but perhaps have a homework section in the grade book worth 11% so that students who never do homework certainly cannot earn an A.

  2. So when you staple a packet, is that the 4 different stories from the day or different drawings of the same story?

    1. On Monday I will grab the ones worth saving and staple them all together in a group or two… not much thought goes into it. Just a varied packet of student created stories.

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