This lesson idea is from Ms. Patrice Frilot's Mango Street Project for her 7th grade students. Please refer to her project rubric for details.
Create and record a podcast, audiobook, videocollage, screenplay and/or musical soundtrack that demonstrates and enhances student mastery of your curricular topics.
Mix and match these ideas below according to your lesson goals or student interest. Students can share their work publicly or just with you and the class.
Audiobook - record a 10 vignette novela script depicting the theme your teacher assigned in the style assigned.
Podcast -write and record an 8-10 minute podcast of a topic.
Illustrate 10 vignettes from your topic/book to demonstrate your expertise with the themes your teacher is looking for. Requires in-depth analysis of the text to find images that fit.
Pre-Recorded Theatrical Production and soundtrack
-Written screenplay of 5 vignettes recorded and edited plus paragraph reflection for each vignette explaining why you chose that vignette
- soundtrack of at least 5 songs with paragraph explaining why you chose those songs as it relates to the themes
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Video - Recording and Editing:
(video collage or filming your live theatrical production):
a word about music and sound effects.
You can use your own music or select from this free music and sound effects library. I also use commercial music if there is a popular song that fits. Most artists will allow this but will put an ad in your video if you add it to YouTube.
Music tracks can also be added to your movie, beyond the basic imovie tunes that come with the app. Because I don't own music, I usually do that by recording the music into my imovie as it plays on another device. You can also have the music playing as you live-act the scene but be aware that if you edit that will change your song too.
Audiobook (or Podcast):
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