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Alien Story

Use the "aliens" in Kidspiration to practice writing conversation.


  • Students will use correct punctuation when writing a conversation.


  • Have students choose 10 aliens (or any character) from the alien palette in Kidspiration.
  • Have students write what the aliens are saying to each other in the text boxes. Use the listen tool to actually hear them talk to each other.
  • Have students link the aliens in the order they want them to speak.
  • Have students then go to the writing screen where they add punctuation to make it a formal conversation.

Sunshine State Standards

  • LA.B.1.2.1
  • LA.B.1.2.2
  • LA.B.1.2.3

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use keyboards and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices when necessary) efficiently and effectively.
  • Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, Web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom.
  • Use technology resources (e.g., calculators, data collection probes, videos, educational software) for problem solving, self-directed learning, and extended learning activities.


  • Inspiration
  • Kidspiration



  • Any palette or clip art can be used for the "characters" in their conversations.
  • Take a picture of each student and/or different teachers and make a custom palette. Students could choose from these "characters" for their conversations.

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