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Students created beautiful collages out of handmade paper that were later sequenced together to make a MOVIE REEL to interpret the book they read in their classroom, “Cyber Pigs in Cyber-land” and turn it into a visual narrative.

The MOVIE REEL was mechanically-hand played in a handmade theater (that Mr. Juan-Carlos built). The theater was maneuvered/controlled by the students. 4th grade played & performed their stage production for other classrooms in the New Sullivan community. Ms. Burt worked with 4th grade in creating costumes and directed the narrative portion to be performed. Ms. Burt and the students created a large drawing that summarized the narrative of the story of the pigs in cyberland in Cyber Pigs.

Students were given a variety of creative art exercises through the residency to get them prepared for this large feat.

4th grade ROCKED!

Work Plan

Big Idea: To Combine Literature/Art In A Manner That Brings A Story To LIFE.

Inquiry:

What forms of communication do we use to tell a story?

How can students create descriptive writings to extend the narrative content?

How can student’s extended descriptive narratives (of the story) be used to accompany their visual project?

How can students use their visual artwork and descriptive narrative writings in a performance?

How can we identify growth as it is happening?

Ms. Burt:

How can i get the children to read between the lines?

  • author’s voice
  • tone
  • purpose
  • character
  • setting
  • trait
  • motivation
  • intent
  • action
  • body language

How can students create descriptive writings to extend the narrative content?

Ms. Netters

How can I keep students interested in a piece of literature that is not taught in my class and make it relevant to:

  • the visual arts?
  • student readings?

Mr. Juan-Carlos:

How can student’s extended descriptive narratives (of the story) be used to accompany their visual project?

How can students use their visual artwork and descriptive narrative writings in a performance?

 

Year Three
2013-2014

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