Thursday, May 23, 2013
Genre Stop Motion- third grade
Beginning with a review of genres students were grouped by the genre they were most interested in.
We started with research using:
Students went into iMovie and created multiple title clips to explain to their viewer information about their literature genre.
Finally the FUN part. We watched some stop-motion animation movies online. Mostly we saw amatuer ones created by students but I showed one quality stopmotion animation to show them what it could like it: Lego Fairy Tale
StopMotion allows the students to collaborate and create in a unique medium.
Next students created a storyboard for a movie that includes all the elements of their genre. This was hard for students creating a video about Biographies and fun for those creating Fantasy. Students used construction and paper Legos to build a set.
In the computer lab the students and I use a program called iStopMotion. It is for the Mac and costs money. If you are looking for a free program program, that works on both Mac and PC, check out, SAM, http://icreatetoeducate.com/try-demo/. SAM was created at TUFTs University and is now owned by iCreate.
Once they have taken their pictures, students will add voices to either their characters or as a narrator, another touch on Common Core.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.