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Grade 6 : LA 6: Poetry Represented Through iMovie

Instructional Design:
Jodi Ostafichuk
Danny Boily
Karen Armitage

Stage 1 - Desired Results

Established Goals:
* Engage in exploratory communication to share personal responses and develop own interpretations
* Visually illustrate the meaning of a poem using iMovie
* Combine personal experiences and the knowledge and skills gained through previous experiences with oral, print, and other media texts to understand new ideas and information

ICT Outcomes:
Below is a pdf file identifying all of the ICT outcomes touched on throughout this project. Click on the file to download it to your computer.

Enduring Understandings:
* Written language evokes emotional responses in people.
* Personal background knowledge influences how we interpret poetry.
* Explore thoughts ideas, feelings, and experiences (general outcome #1 - LA Curriculum)
* Analyze verses and choose images to help represent what you understand about that work

Essential Questions:
* How does language evoke different emotional responses in different people?
* How does personal background knowledge influence interpretations of poetry?

Students will know and be able to:
* Read, write, represent, and talk to explore and explain connections between prior knowledge and new information oral, print and other media text
* Use literary devices such as imagery and figurative language, to create particular effects
* Determine purpose and audience needs to choose forms, and organize ideas and details in oral, print, and other media texts
* Decide on and select the information needed for support a point of view
* Choose words that capture a particular aspect of meaning and that are appropriate for context, audience and purpose
* Emphasize key ideas and information to enhance audience understanding and enjoyment
* Use various styles and forms of presentation, depending on content, audience and purpose
* Identify the tone, mood, and emotion conveyed in oral and visual presentations

Stage 2 - Assessment Evidence

Performance Task(s)
You are presenting a poem you like to your peers in class. You have to convey its feelings, theme and meaning through an iMovie. You must show your understanding of some of the figurative language or your interpretation of the writer's message by carefully choosing images and music, as well as visual effects. You must choose a poem from the list provided.

Other Evidence (Quizzes, test, etc)
Oral presentation

Self Assessment
* Rubric for self assessment
* Oral discussion

Stage 3 - Learning Plan

Teaching and Learning Activities
1. In class: Introduce project and distribute a written copy of the expectations of the assignment and a rubric of how they will be marked. Discuss guidelines for music choice. Ensure students understand the music chosen must be available in original CDs (no self-written CDs)

Lab period 1: Introduction and goal
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Proper position
Finger position
Talk about visual literacy
Show samples: * Students will view 3 examples of a finished product.
In class, students will decide which poem they want to depict. Find appropriate music and get teacher's approval.

Period 2 lab: Teach how to research and select pictures. Talk about still pictures with digital camera as well as scanning. Students start gathering.
In class, students start storyboarding

Period 3 lab: Finish gathering pictures.
In class: Work on story board and get teacher's feedback
In class: Finish story board

Period 4 in lab: Teaching of clip editing using still pictures (order and length, effects, transitions)
Students import their images.
Students start clip editing

Period 5 in lab:  Teaching of clip editing (Adding titles)

Period 6 in lab: Teaching how to edit audio.
Finish editing visual. Edit audio and timing.

Period 7 in lab: Finish project. Prepare oral presentation.
Present finished project. Teacher assessment using rubric. Possibility of having students self-asses and peer-assess. Have students fill out reflection sheet.
Key Design Elements (to keep in mind)

W: How will students know where they are going, why they are headed there, and how they will be evaluated?
* A written copy of the expectations of the assignment and a rubric of how they will be marked. The criteria are as follows:
¸ creativity
¸ description
¸ vocabulary
¸ format
¸ meaning
¸ presentation

H: How will you hook the students at the beginning of the unit?
* Students will view 3 examples of a finished product.

E: What will help students experience the big idea of this unit? How will you equip them with needed skills and knowledge?
* Students will choose an appropriate poem that they can analyze the verses and choose images to help represent what they understand about that work

R: How will you get students to reflect and rethink? How will you guide them in rehearsing, revising, and refining their work?
* Students will be provided with a checklist with all the elements that must be included in their project

E: How will students exhibit and self-evaluate their growing skills, knowledge, and understanding?
* Students will complete an evaluation of the project that focuses on their understanding of how poetry and music evoke different emotional responses in different people and how personal background knowledge influence interpretations of music or poetry

Additional Teacher Resources
These are documents for teachers and/or students that were developed to support the project.  Documents will always be available in pdf format as well as in the original format created (e.g. MS Word, AppleWorks, Inspiration, etc)

Media literacy basics.pdf


Click to download Rubric


Student Exemplars

The following exemplars represent an excellent, adequate and limited student samples. Please click on the exemplar to download a copy.  NB - You will need Quicktime installed on your computer to view.


 Last Modified: 17 June,2004