Saturday, April 18, 2009

Telescopic Text

Telescopic Text can be used to teach the power of word choice.

The site begins with a simple sentence.
Then, as you click on the gray words, the sentence expands...

...and expands.
Each time the sentence expands the sentence grows into a more descriptive and elaborate story. This activity can allow your students to experience the impact that word choice can have on a story or message that they want to convey.

* This is another great resource that I learned about from

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