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Need a FANTASTIC HOOK to help motivate your students to learn narrative creative writing skills? Use animation with a real-life Disney animator as an attention grabber to help your lessons explode your student's engagement level! There are over 3 weeks of winter writing lesson plans with action packed activities included.
What is in this download?
These activities can be used any time of the year even though the main animation is about a snowman. The focus is creative narrative writing through the integration of beginning animation concepts. Have your students learn about Chad Stewart, a Disney animator. Use his short animation to inspire your class to write creatively!
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Pg. 1 Cover
Pg. 2 Standards
Pg. 3 Table of Contents
Pg. 4-5 Two Weeks of Suggested Lesson Plans (There is a 3rd week for animation.)
Pg. 6-11 Animator Spotlight, Interview and REPORT
Pg. 12 Brainstorming (snowman)
Pg. 13 Design a Book Cover
Pg. 14 – 15 Brainstorm words for the Animation Setting
Pg. 16 Transition Words
Pg. 17-22 Animation Sequencing Writing (with example)
Pg. 23- 30 Writing with a Creative Ending (Decorative Page Topper)
Pg. 31 Narrative Leads
Pg. 32 Descriptive Words
Pg. 33 Narrative Writing Choice Board
Pg. 34 Think about your character
Pg. 35-38 Narrative Story Elements (4 to choose from)
Pg. 39-42 Narrative Writing Paper (primary and intermediate lined)
Pg. 43- 46 Rubrics (teacher and student self-assessment)
Pg. 47-48 Certificates for GREAT Writers
Pg. 49-52 Winter Snow Picture Flip Book (sequencing and creative ending)
Pg. 53 LESSON PLAN (week 3 – FOCUS is on Animation)
Pg. 54-57 Make a Thaumatrope
Pg. 58-61 Make STOP MOTION with Play Dough (need a camera, phone or ipad)
Pg. 62 - 66 Animation Story Board (mini Flip Book) 2 types with directions
Pg. 67 – 69 Curl Animation
Pg. 70 Comic Strip Style (Fill in the thought bubbles)
Pg. 71 - 77 Draw a Snowman Step By Step with Writing Paper (primary and intermediate lined)
Pg. 78 Snowman Symmetry
Pg. 79 – 82 Writing Prompt (primary and intermediate lined)
Pg. 83 -86 Letter Writing (primary and intermediate lined)
Pg. 87 If my snowman came to life… Pennant
Pg. 88 Acrostic Poem about WINTER
Pg. 89- 90 Comprehension Passage and Questions (K-1 or 2-3rd)
Pg. 91-96 POSTERS
Pg. 97 Book Cover Example Photo
Pg. 98 Credits
Students will have links to the short animation to analyze prior to writing. There are links to the beginning animation activities for you to model as an example. There are examples of writing expectations, rubrics, posters, comprehension, ideas and so much more!
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