Adding narration to a film
A Collaborative English Language
Project in Grade 6
Enric Calvet, 2013
Select a video clip
You can find some very good films,
cartoons or video clips in You Tube and
Here you are some links:
Ringling College of Art + Design
You Tube Disney Pixar Channel
Prepare a script
It is important to follow a script to prepare
the dubbing or to add narrative to the video.
Here you are an example:
First, elicit vocabulary from students in order
to fill with words the narrative.
Then, search in dictionaries (paper or
online) the vocabulary they don’t know or
the one they want to know.
Then, prepare some “extra vocabulary”
(connectors, prepositions, adverbs,
comparatives...) they may want to use.
Finally, start writing the narrative.
Watch the video (two or three
times) and leave time to
prepare the narrative in groups.
This is an example of a script and
the narrative prepared by a group
of three students.
They must work with the narrative
by negotiating, collaborating and
reaching a final agreement with the
Students must agree with the
narrative and do some oral
rehearsal before voice
The full group agrees with the final
text and each student select the
sentence (or sentences) to record
the final narrative of the film.
One or two trials before the final
recording is a good way to