Activity Types: "How To" Stories

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What are "How To" Stories?
The "How To" slideshow is a PowerPoint presentation that presents a sequence of steps or explains how something happens. This is an excellent tool to order ideas into a sequential process or learn "How To" do anything and share it

Advantages for use in the classroom:

  • Excellent center activity
  • Students can create their own and have available in centers for other classmates to use

Disadvantages for use in the classroom:

  • Students may need guidance or "reviewer" to make sure all steps are explained clearly and completely

Examples:

View "How to draw a straight line" in MS Paint (AVI file - need Windows Media Player to view)

Download the sample presentation called How the Web Works

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Candace Figg, PhD
Brock University
Faculty of Education, Teacher Education Department
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Jenny Burson, EdD
University of Texas at Austin (retired)
Education Department, Curriculum and Instruction
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