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Cycle 4 focused on Language Arts & Communication. Third grade students were asked to pick out their favorite novel. They then identified the story elements of this book, which included setting, main characters, problem/solution, main events, and failed attempts to solve the problem. Students also learned about the theme and mood of a story and identified these of their book.
After seeing some Animoto examples, students discussed the different purposes for writing. They concluded that the purpose of a Movie or Book Trailer is to inform, entertain, and persuade. Students then took the story elements of their favorite book and used Animoto to create a book trailer!
We hope you enjoy the trailers and that you are persuaded to read some of our favorite books!