At the Virginia Association of Independent Schools Annual Technology Conference on Saturday, I attended a wonderful session led by teachers at Flint Hill School in Oakton, VA that was titled 'Storytelling through Computational Thinking.' They described how they used the simple format of 'Cozy Classics' as a model for breaking a complex story into 4, 6, or 12 single words accompanied by a visual for each scene. This was targeted at early childhood environments with young readers and I think its a great exercise.
This led me to investigate some more about Cozy Classics and I learned about this company that takes famous literature and stories and creates 12-word board books with really cool 'yarn sculpture' visuals to aid in the story telling. I have already ordered the entire Star Wars collection for my kids!
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