I used Pixton with my 8th grade students for an in class chapter summary – it was one of the creative options they had. They were either frustrated by all the options or loved playing to get the image exactly like they wanted.
I was inspired by their creativity and ability to summarize a story. I tried the same thing as to summarize the 2nd chapter of the 6th grade novel Pobre Ana. My goal was to provide enough context clues and visuals to help struggling students grasp the important events in the chapter – without relying on showing the English.
This is just one panel in the comic, the rest can be found on Pixton.
I provided a visualization of chapter 1 of Pobre Ana using Prezi. Over the rest of the school year, I want to develop (and have the students help to develop) visualizations of each of the chapters of Pobre Ana.