The tools and steps in this project are familiar to the students because they created book trailers during Picture Book Month. Picture Book Trailers I
Picture Book Trailers II. Picture Book Trailers III.
I start this project by sharing Emily Dickinson's poem, A Book with my fifth grade students.
With them, I create this storyboard for the poem, A Book storyboard.
They find a poem from our collection or find one on one of the online resources I have bookmarked. They storyboard their poem.
The next class, I show them how to navigate to the resources on my Web page to find Creative Commons images. I like FlickrCC, but also use Creative Commons and Pics4Learning.
I demonstrate how to
~search for and save images.
~create a word document to cite their sources.
They have another class to complete this part of the project, if they need it.
The next class, I review how to create an Animoto, including how to choose a theme, upload images, move slides around, add text and captions, change the music, slow down the transitions, preview their slide shows, make any changes and finally, publish.
I put up the start of an Animoto and then make changes with the students. Here is the Animoto we created for A Book.
Here are the students' projects:
(There are a few typos, which the students will change when they review and evaluate their projects.)
The Dreamkeeper by Langston Hughes
Backwards Forwards Silly Poem by Jack Prelutsky
Love That Boy by Walter Dean Myers
or this link.
Do Whid It? by Shel Silverstein
I Wish My Father Wouldn't Fix Things by Shel Silverstein
Runny Babbit by Shel Silverstein
A Frog by Shel Silverstein
I Was Walking in a Circle by Jack Prelutsky
Nasty Little Dragonsong by Jack Prelutsky
Homework! Oh, Homework! by Jack Prelutsky
Come Skating by Shel Silverstein
Noisy Day by Jack Prelutsky
Passing the Refugee Camp by Naomi Shihab Nye
Speak to Me by Karen English
Horses by Maxine Kumin
If You Don't Believe in Dragons by Jack Prelutsky
Isn't My Name Magical? by James Berry
If I Were an Egg by Joyce Sidman
Flying Pigs by Gemma Elizebeth Kavanagh
The Snowball by Shel Silverstein
Whale by Mary Ann Hoberman
When it is Snowing by Civ Cendering
Of Swirl By Swirl by Joyce Sidman