This amazing download features 10 videos
of classic American authors plus a PowerPoint with each video embedded along with sample information for an author study!
Each author portrait comes alive by blinking, smiling, looking around your classroom, laughing, and more! This is always a great surprise for students and will definitely capture their attention immediately. Once I started using these, my students were more engaged in every presentation as they studied every slide to see if it was moving!
Note that there is no sound for each video so that you can continue your lecture, discussion, or questions as the videos loop continuously. You could even have them play all class long to watch students test or while you read from their works!
The authors included are (click on each to purchase individually):
• Nathaniel Hawthorne
• Ralph Waldo Emerson
• Edgar Allen Poe
• Walt Whitman
• Frederick Douglass
• Emily Dickinson
• Mark Twain
• F. Scott Fitzgerald
• Ernest Hemingway
• William Faulkner
Your students will be AMAZED at these visuals and will not take their eyes off of your screen!
You can see a quick preview of some of theses videos here in this Instagram post
. Here's another quick video of a different Magic Portrait in action
This is likely not a complete resource to use on its own. This PowerPoint includes 10 videos and PowerPoint slides that can be used as an overview of American authors or for Back-to-School night to really impress parents as you review some of the authors their children will learn about. However, I imagine most ELA teachers would take these slides and insert them into your own author studies as you cover an individual author far more in depth.
For other "Magic Portrait" resources, as well as free preview portraits click here for the Magic Portrait category of my store
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