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A Photo Story 3 personal narrative is created here
Language Arts, Computers & Internet
8, 7, 6
Title – Personal Narrative Photo Story Presentation
By – Liza Moreno
Primary Subject – Language Arts
Secondary Subjects – Computers / Internet
Grade Level – 6-8
Concept / Topic to Teach:
Multimedia Presentations, Biographies, Narrative Writing
Texas Standards Addressed:
Students will develop a multimedia presentation.
- Given a rubric, students will write a personal narrative describing an event in their lives, using complete sentences, correct grammar, and punctuation.
- Given a list of requirements, students will create a storyboard for a multimedia presentation, including at least five pictures and two music selections.
- Given a detailed project description and rubric, students will develop a multimedia presentation using Photo Story 3, with duration of three to five minutes and following their approved storyboard.
- Notebook paper
- Music clips (or CDs)
- Photo Story 3 software
The teacher will ask students:
- “Have you ever taken pictures on a summer vacation?
- How can you organize the pictures?
- Can they tell a story?”
- The teacher asks students the anticipatory questions.
- The teacher models organizing photographs and writing narrative phrases.
- The teacher gives students a rubric for their personal narrative.
- Students write a page describing an event in their life (or short biography).
- Students create a storyboard depicting the organization of images and text in their multimedia presentation.
- With teacher approval, students look for images and music for their multimedia presentation.
- Students use Photo Story 3 to create a narrated presentation of their personal narrative.
- Students present their creations to the class.
Plan for Independent Practice:
Students will write a personal narrative, complete a storyboard, and create a multimedia presentation.
After students present their photo stories, the teacher will ask:
- “What made each story effective?
- Did each presentation have a clear beginning and end?
- What elements should be included in a narrative?
- What is gained using technology to communicate an event?”
Assessment Based on Objectives:
Students will be graded using a Multimedia Project Rubric.
Adaptations (For Students with Learning Disabilities):
Teachers can assist students by narrowing down the topic and providing students with an outline of a personal narrative.
Extensions (For Gifted Students):
Students can copy their presentations on a CD, create a CD sleeve, and create a Table of Contents.
Possible Connections to Other Subjects:
Students can create an autobiographical multimedia presentation of their lives using important events in history. Students can narrate the life of a famous person in a multimedia presentation.
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