Our second grade writers are investigating realistic fiction writing. We have discovered that these stories contain: An event that could happen, a “hooking” lead, characters, a believable problem, details, and a solution to a realistic problem. The story teller also writes about the characters, not about themselves. Today we had an opportunity to create our own class realistic fiction story using the app TOONTASTIC. It is a great app that allows children to create their stories, animate and bring them to life with their own voices. Once the story elements are complete, it is produced and then available to be played as a “movie”. The kids LOVED this app and it is FREE ( there is an upgrade for a nominal fee, but the free version is sufficient).