Toontastic encourages students to tell a story using a scaffold for sequencing a story; setup, conflict, challenge, climax and resolution. This app is engaging and easy to navigate and supports students’ meaning making by having them develop oral storytelling skills to support literacy learning.
A large amount of scaffolding is inherent in this application, ie. The characters are already appropriate to the setting. One could then discuss what characteristics make them specific to the setting.
We would recommend after students have played and explored the app, students work in groups to write a script before creating their final story, to encourage turn taking and ensure that the story sequence is logical.