Children’S Immigration Audio Book Directions


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Instructions to create a children's audio book based on immigration to the United States. The project will be done on Mocrosoft's Photostory 3.

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Children’S Immigration Audio Book Directions

  1. 1. Children’s Immigration Audio Book Steps for Success
  2. 2. Step 1: Research <ul><li>1. Pick the immigrant group that you want to research </li></ul><ul><li>2. Fill out the graphic organizer Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Ancestors But Was Afraid to Ask </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the book cart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the packets available in class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the internet sources available on my wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Step 2: Analyze Video:-An American Tail <ul><li>This video will show you how the Jewish-Russian immigration experience was turned into a movie </li></ul><ul><li>As you watch the video, fill in the video analysis sheet </li></ul><ul><li>You will follow the same steps to create your children’s book </li></ul>
  4. 4. Step 3: Immigration Content Graphic Organizer <ul><li>1. Fill out the Immigration Content graphic organizer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the information from your Everything You Wanted to Know graphic organizer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use your imagination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember- the fiction also needs to be developed around the visuals you use in your book </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Step 4: Create a Storyboard <ul><ul><ul><li>Design a storyboard or print out the template from Mr. Kelly’s wiki: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Think of visuals that you can use to help tell your story. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create a storyline that uses rising action and develops your characters </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Step 5: Find Visuals for Your Story <ul><li>You must include (but are not limited to) 12 visuals. They should: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be historically accurate. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflect the 8 content guidelines. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be cited </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be saved on a storage device </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Show images that are engaging and can be developed into your story </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Step 6: Create Your Script <ul><li>Write out your script. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each part of your script should be based around the visuals you choose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The five senses should be incorporated into your story through the visuals. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It should follow the rising action model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It should include fully developed characters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rehearse your script (and rehearse, rehearse, rehearse) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice difficult words </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Step 7: Create Your Audio Book <ul><li>Importing and arranging your pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Add text to your pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Narrate your pictures and customize motion </li></ul><ul><li>Add background music to your story </li></ul><ul><li>Save your story </li></ul><ul><li>Complete your story </li></ul><ul><li>Put your story in Mr. Kelly’s drop box </li></ul>
  9. 9. Importing Your Pictures <ul><li>Open Window’s Photo Story 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Begin a new story </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Next </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Import Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>In the directories drop down, pick where you stored your pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Double click on the picture file to insert it </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat the process for all the pictures you will use </li></ul>
  10. 10. Arranging Your Pictures <ul><li>To resequence a picture, left click on the picture you want to move and drag it to its new location </li></ul><ul><li>You can also edit the pictures during this step </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click remove black borders to make your pictures more appealing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be careful- you want to make sure it does not cut off any important parts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can rotate, recolor and crop your pictures during this step </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use arrow buttons to move back and forth between pictures </li></ul><ul><li>When you are finished importing and arranging pictures click the next button </li></ul>
  11. 11. Add Text to Your Pictures <ul><li>Put the text for the picture into the text box </li></ul><ul><li>You can edit your text in the following ways: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjust the alignment side to side and up and down </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Font options: size, color, style, type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Press the effects button to add a variety of effects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use arrow buttons to move back and forth between pictures </li></ul><ul><li>When you are finished adding text to your pictures click the next button </li></ul>
  12. 12. Narrate Your Pictures <ul><li>You can record up to 5 minutes narration for each picture </li></ul><ul><li>You need to record separate narration for each picture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Press the button with the red circle to begin recording </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do a test to make sure the microphone works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the button with the blue square to stop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you need to delete your narration and record it again, click the left-curved arrow </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be sure to listen to everything you record to make sure it worked </li></ul>
  13. 13. Customize Motion <ul><li>Under the picture click on Customize Motion </li></ul><ul><li>You can specify where the picture starts and where it stops </li></ul><ul><li>Use arrow buttons to move back and forth between pictures </li></ul><ul><li>When you are customizing the motion of your pictures click save and close </li></ul><ul><li>Click the next button </li></ul>
  14. 14. Add Background Music <ul><li>You can now add music that you have downloaded or create your own music </li></ul><ul><li>To add downloaded music, click the select music button . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pick the directory where your music is located </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To create your own music, click the Create Music button </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide your custom music options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click OK </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Note: Music will add to the size of your file and the amount of time it takes to save it </li></ul><ul><li>Click the next button </li></ul>
  15. 15. Save Your Story <ul><li>Choose Save your story for playback on your computer </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on your file name and the location. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The file name should include your name. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You need to save it to your I drive. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Click on save project </li></ul><ul><li>Click the next button </li></ul>
  16. 16. Complete Your Story <ul><li>Preview your story </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Save Project </li></ul><ul><li>Click on exit </li></ul><ul><li>Put your finished file Windows Media Audio Video File in my drop box. It should look like this: </li></ul>
  17. 17. Creative Tips <ul><li>Create a title slide for your book with the title and your name </li></ul><ul><li>Include a picture of yourself and do an audio section about the author </li></ul><ul><li>Include a picture and an audio segment dedication for your book </li></ul><ul><li>You Photoshop to place yourself in the pictures. (Make sure that you save your picture as a black and white photo) </li></ul>
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