Teacher-Facing Resources

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 ParticipationThe 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 ComponentsThe 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 OriginalityThe 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 ApplicationThe 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.

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