In this lesson, students will research the physical characteristics, adaptations, and habitat of an animal and share their findings through a question-and-answer (interview) session with the animal that will be presented using a PowerPoint presentation. Following their research, students will write a script they will use to narrate their presentation. Images, text, animation/transition of slides will be evaluated along with the content and the writing mechanics. This is a face-to-face format but could be virtual/distance learning.
This lesson teaches the first steps to creating a movie. The students will be creating a storyboard and writing a script. This lesson is for 3rd or 4th graders. Citation for thumbnail image: Public Domain Dedication from openclipart.com
Students will create their own constellations. They will give it a name, design what it looks like, and write a backstory of how it came to be. This will be paired with Indigenous stories of constellations. Then, students use the Star Chart app to identify their own constellation and create a story that explains it. Students will use Flipgrid to create and share stories with a wider audience. Students can screen share with Flipgrid to show their constellation. Students can also import their constellations and other images into Flipgrid to have visuals as they narrate their story.
This is a lesson introducing students to storyboards and beginning to think about how to create a story to film in a future lesson. Students will work backward to write a storyboard for a short film, will brainstorm and outline their story they want to share, and will then flesh it out as a storyboard and will think about the shot the want, the audio they want to add and they will revise their lessons based on feedbakc from teachers and peers.
Students will produce a narrative about a personal experience, with a focus on the trait of organization. The text should have an inviting introduction and satisfying conclusion.