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Reading Rocks! Using Animoto in the ELA Classroom

Reading Rocks!  Using Animoto in the ELA Classroom
Reading Rocks!  Using Animoto in the ELA Classroom
Reading Rocks!  Using Animoto in the ELA Classroom
Reading Rocks!  Using Animoto in the ELA Classroom
Reading Rocks!  Using Animoto in the ELA Classroom
Reading Rocks!  Using Animoto in the ELA Classroom
Reading Rocks!  Using Animoto in the ELA Classroom
Reading Rocks!  Using Animoto in the ELA Classroom
Product Description
Reading Rocks! Using Animoto in the ELA classroom.

Tired of the same book projects, generic novel analysis handouts, vocabulary worksheets, and poetry tests? So are our students! It’s time to show them Reading Rocks! Make your content come alive for the students through the use of Animoto music videos.

Using Animoto in the ELA Classroom will provide you with the resources you need to create engaging, exciting digital storytelling activities. You will utilize this multimedia assessment and presentation tool year after year with your students once you see firsthand their excitement, effort, and the sense of ownership they will assume over their own learning.

This teaching and student project packet can easily be implemented with any 6th-12th grade ELA and High School English curriculum and is also aligned with Common Core State Standards.

With the Reading Rocks! Teaching Packet, students engage in the creative process of using technology to analyze, plan, search, access, select, sequence, and synthesize images, text, and music through a variety of digital resources.

This resource bundle will provide support for the following ELA CCSS: Students will evaluate and integrate content presented in diverse media and format.

Students will be expected to evaluate information in multiple media formats and to produce interactive presentations in order to showcase their learning. Reading Rocks! Using Animoto in the ELA Classroom provides your students with multiple opportunities to acquire and refine these digital literacy learning skills.



This purchase includes the following:

Teacher’s Pacing Guide with Detailed Instructions

How to Register, Create Class Logins and Accounts

Student Login Slips

Detailed “How To” Tutorial with up to date Animoto Screenshots

Access to digital resource links available in the following three Symbaloo Webmixes :

Animoto Videos on Popular Tween and Teen Novels
Animoto Videos Showcasing Nonfiction Texts
Copyright Free Images, Audio, and Video Resources for Digital Storytelling


Also included are resources for the following:


Creating an Animoto Video Based on a Novel -

Student Image and Pre-search Planning handouts, Elements of a Book Trailer handouts Animoto Image and Keyword/Texts Analysis worksheet, Creating a Video Based on a Novel Project Description and expectation sheet, Animoto Novel Video Grading Rubric, and Rate that Movie student slips classroom activity, and Image Citation Sheets. Project also includes alternative student worksheets and handouts in order to differentiate instruction within your classroom.


Motivating Reluctant Learners –

Using Animoto with Nonfiction Texts: Nonfiction Text Features Handout, Nonfiction Booktalk Activity, Create a Music Video based on Informational Text project sheet, Student Image and Text Planning Sheet, and Nonfiction Animoto Video Grading Rubric


Poetry with a Pulse -

Creating a Dynamic Slideshow Based on a Favorite Poem: Poetry with a Pulse Project Description, Animoto Storyboard Handout, Poetry Music Video Grading Rubric



Vocabulary Video: Illustrating Word Meaning -

Vocabulary Video Project Handout, Video Planning Sheet, Animoto Vocabulary Video Examples, Vocabulary Video Grading Rubric


Animoto is a great tool for teaching ESOL students and fostering visual literacy learning with all students! With the purchase of Reading Rocks! Using Animoto in the ELA Classroom, you will have on hand editable templates to use with ANY story or text – from Shakespeare’s plays to nonfiction, informational articles!

This resource bundle will empower your students with the capability to create a final product reflecting their own analysis, highlighting their creativity, and providing an outlet to express their own unique voice.


*This product includes an update with additional resources and projects for ELA. If purchased prior to 03/28/2014, please go to My Purchases and re-download this revised product for free.


Total Pages
100 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
N/A
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