Subject: Literacy
1. Topic-
Opinions through Digital Storytelling
2. Content-
Favorite character from independently read book
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Students will choose a character from a book to create an opinion piece.

2. Students will use ChatterPix to create a mini-project to show their learning.
4. Objectives-
1.Student's drawing supports their message.

2.Students state book name and describe character.

3.Problem stated and solution explained OR Character importance is stated.

4. Students use clear, understandable voice.
5. Materials and Aids-
ChatterPix app on iPad, student's book, paper, coloring materials (crayons, markers, etc), pencil
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Students will all choose a favorite book to use during this project.

B. Development-

Students choose one of the following prompts:

1. Pick a character from a book you have read. Describe the character and what book they are from, state the problem in the story, and explain how the character helped solve the problem. OR 1. Pick a character from a book you have read and explain why they are important

2. Teacher shows example on ChatterPix.

C. Practice-

Students will have already had experience using ChatterPix so they will not need extra practice.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Students start by drawing a picture of their character on paper.

2. Students write notes on what they would like to say. It will be important for students to understand that they will be speaking from the character's point of view, not their own.

3. Students take a photograph of their drawing using an iPad and import it into ChatterPix.

4.Students begin recording, using the ChatterPix mouth to replace the character's mouth.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

For students who struggle with writing, I might have them mentally brainstorm or draw pictures, rather than write notes, in preparation for recording.

F. Checking for understanding-

Teacher monitors that students are following the directions (see Evaluation below).

G. Closure-

1. Students share their projects (perhaps teacher complies them all onto one device).

2. Discussion:
-What was something that someone did well?
-How did this project help you share your thinking?
-Now that you've seen many projects, would you do anything differently next time?
7. Evaluation-
Does student:

1.have a detailed drawing that supports message?

2.include book name and character description?

3. state the problem and solution explained OR state character importance?

4. use a clear, understandable voice?

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