This is a SMART Notebook File aimed at years 3 and 4 but can be changed to suit students from year 3 -6.
In this unit students will develop their understanding of how stories can be communicated using images– both still images and moving images. Through an in-depth study of a picture book and an animated short film they will explore how visual narratives are constructed. They will engage in interpretation of the settings, events, characters and themes expressed in these texts. They will also learn some of the visual codes and conventions used by illustrators and filmmakers to communicate their stories and engage with their audience.
Integration of design and technology, digital technologies, visual arts and drama offers a range of creative possibilities to support students’ deep engagement with the texts. There is also a strong emphasis on students experimenting with digital tools and processes to compose their own multimodal texts and express their own unique interpretations of the narratives.