Lessons 3-5:

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  1. Begin their storyboards by creating a basic outline for their narrative
  2. Research a given topic using computers
  3. Reserearch a given topic using their textbooks and other books available at the library

Teacher Materials:

Student Materials:

  • Textbook, notes, posterboard, note cards, pens/colored markers, computer with internet access

Guided Practice:

  • Divide students into their groups to begin designing their story
  • Have students divide responsibilities according to the project instructions
  • Monitor student progress and assess student performance accordingly, watching for objectives at the beginning of class and checking for some type of product at the end, whether it be development of the story or creation of the storyboard.

Conclusion:

These three days are critical for students to develop their storyboards. Students should be encouraged to work through objectives given in the File:Digital Storybook Project Instructions.doc using critical thinking and problem solving skills. The project is not intended to provide step by step instructions for completing digital storybooks. Students must be asked in the beginning of class what their objectives are and what they will produce. At the end of class, their progress should be assessed. Some groups will struggle to get organized and make progress. They should be reminded to follow the instructions and to keep in mind the main objectives of the project.

Assessment:

Students will be assessed as groups and individually according to their objectives at the beginning of class and the progress they have made at the end of class. Students will be assessed on the overall quality of the project according to the rubric in the File:Digital Storybook Project Instructions.doc.

Next: Lesson 6:

US History Through Digital Storybooks

ETAP 623 Spring 2010