Vine: 5 Engaging ELA Activities
The social media tool Vine has become incredibly popular with the younger demographic. In this packet, you’ll find a variety of ways to use Vine to inspire ELA students. In each, they are prompted to create a storyboard for a six-second video. In each, the six-second video achieves a different purpose but uses a familiar format. You may wish to use all the activities throughout the year with one class, allowing them to get increasingly adept with the concept of storyboards, or you may wish to use one or two each in different contexts with different groups of students.
Here’s what’s inside:
Creating a Vine Storyboard: This is a basic introductory handout to share before doing a Vine activity for the first time. It explains what a Vine is (though most students will know) and the various elements of a meaningful storyboard.
Vine Get to Know Me: This handout asks students to storyboard a Vine about themselves. It would make a great first day of term activity, or help launch a unit about identity.
Vine Character Social Media: This handout invites students to storyboard a Vine from the perspective of a character in their text, about the events in the text.
Vine Bell Ringer: This handout helps students review the text from the night before by asking them to storyboard some important moment or interaction from the reading as a Vine video.
Vine Vocabulary: This handout invites students to create a storyboard for a Vine video demonstrating the meaning of an assigned vocabulary word.
Vine Literary Device: This handout directs students to create a storyboard for a Vine video showing the meaning of an assigned literary device.
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