Freebie Friday ~ Novel End of Year Project Idea

We have just 4 days left and our administration directly informed us that there must be an academic focus through the end of the last day.

So what's an ELA teacher to do to keep everyone happy?  

Multimedia Projects!

We just finished reading The Giver and had a Socratic Seminar to review the themes.  Everyone had some strong feelings after that!  So I thought why not have the students have a chance to put their strongest feelings into a video?

And here is my example video:

My plan is to allow students to make these videos over the next 2-3 days, then have the students upload them to our Edmodo and finally watch them on the last day of school.

So far, everyone has been very intently working on their videos.  They love working with the computers and making videos with music on Animoto is a new technological challenge - but this is the kind of challenge they seem to like!

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  1. What a great idea to save this for the very last few days of school!

  2. (Typo in my previous comment - sorry!)
    I'm sure this activity will keep your students (and administrators!) happy! Thanks for sharing at Teaching Blog Addict.
    Linda at Primary Inspiration

  3. What a great idea, Lisa! I bet your kids are lovin it! What a great rubric, too!


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