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Type:Application Exercise

Estimated Time:90 minutes

Grades:6-8

Score Type:Mixed Graded

Work completed by a student will be graded through a variety of scoring options including participation, student self-assessment and teacher assessment via rubric to provide flexibility with the type of grade sent to the Learning Management System (LMS) gradebook. Student work may include opened-ended questions, correct/incorrect responses, a final product and/or a self-assessment

Available Language: English


Vocabulary: Audio, English Language Arts, Film, Short Stories, Technology, Video


Objectives:

  • Students create a two-minute film that includes an exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.
  • Students demonstrate how to include a "fade-in" at the beginning of their film.
  • Students demonstrate how to include a "fade-out" at the end of their film.
  • Students apply a minimum of five clips to their film timeline.
  • Students utilize one more transition of their choice within the film.
  • Students create and use an audio file to include in their film.
  • Students include a title at the beginning of their film.
  • Students will express creativity and originality in their short film.
  • Students include credits in their film.

Subjects:

Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Language Arts > Communication > Speaking Strategies / Presentations > Audience > Adjusts Accordingly / Identify

Awareness of / Adjust For

Language Arts > Writing > Purposeful Writing > Audience > Awareness of / Adjust For

Character

Language Arts > Writing > Literary Elements > Character

Fiction

Language Arts > Writing > Topic Development > Conclusion > Fiction

Lighting / Camera Angles / Sound / Color

Language Arts > Communication > Multimedia Usage / Production > Techniques > Lighting / Camera Angles / Sound / Color

Power Point /Video

Language Arts > Communication > Multimedia Usage / Production > Create End Product > Power Point /Video

Rubics / Self Evaluate

Language Arts > Communication > Listening Strategies / Context > Speeches / Presentations > Rubics / Self Evaluate

Script and Written Components 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Script and Written Components 

Storyboard

Language Arts > Writing > Genre > Drama / Plays / Scripts > Storyboard

Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Technology Education > Information Technology > Student Use > Student Evaluation and Selection of Tools / Software for Task 

Student Presentations

Technology Education > Media Literacy > Student Presentations

Student Presentations

Library Media > Media Literacy > Student Presentations

Use Technology when Writing

Language Arts > Computer Literacy Skills > Writing > Use Technology when Writing

Video Presentations 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Video Presentations 

Video Production

Language Arts > Communication > Multimedia Usage / Production > Video Production

Video Software 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Video Software 

Videography Techniques 

Technology Education > Media Production > Multimedia / Video Production > Videography Techniques 
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EXCEEDS (4)MEETS (3)APPROACHES (2)DOES NOT MEET (1)
Directions and Participation The student followed all directions and went above and beyond in answering all questions in the assignment.The student followed all directions and answered all questions in the assignment.The student followed most directions and answered most questions in the assignment.The student did not follow directions or answer the questions in the assignment.
Required Final Product Components The final product includes additional elements to enhance the assignment beyond the required components.The final product includes all components required by the assignment.The final product includes most of the components required by the assignment.The final product does not demonstrate the components required by the assignment.
Organization and Originality The final product is exceptionally well designed, includes additional elements, contains no spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and reveals student’s creative insights into the assignment.The final product is neat, includes all components required by the assignment, contains minimal spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes and includes some creative elements.The final product is adequate but lacks neatness and creativity, contains some spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes and is missing required components.The final product is not neat or creative, is missing required components and contains many spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes.
Digital Literacy Skills Application The final product clearly demonstrates an accurate and deep level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates an accurate and appropriate level of understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates some understanding of the concept.The final product demonstrates little to no understanding of the concept.
S.1.c Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
S.4.b Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.
S.6.d Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
ELA-Literacy.RL.7.7 Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film).
ELA-Literacy.SL.6.5 Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.
ELA-Literacy.SL.7.5 Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.
ELA-Literacy.SL.8.5 Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.3a Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.3b Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.3e Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
ELA-Literacy.W.6.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
ELA-Literacy.W.6.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grade 6 on page 53.)
ELA-Literacy.W.6.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.
ELA-Literacy.W.7.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
ELA-Literacy.W.7.3a Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
ELA-Literacy.W.7.3b Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
ELA-Literacy.W.7.3e Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.
ELA-Literacy.W.7.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
ELA-Literacy.W.7.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grade 7 on page 53.)
ELA-Literacy.W.7.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.3a Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.3b Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, and reflection, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.3e Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.
ELA-Literacy.W.8.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
ELA-Literacy.W.8.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grade 8 on page 53.)
ELA-Literacy.W.8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.2a Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.
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