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:

Children's Genres
Science Fiction

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,  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.

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.

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