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Poetry through music teacher lesson plan


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Poetry through music teacher lesson plan

  1. 1. Lesson Plan By: Jocelyn Werner
  2. 2. OVERVIEW: Music lyrics as a form of poetry Step 1 of Project: 1. Find a contemporary song that you like that also has figurative/poetic language devices in it. 2. Print out the song lyrics to your song and bring it to class.
  3. 3. Step 2: Homework: Part 1 1. Go through the song stanza by stanza and write in what figurative/poetic language devices are being used in the song. Write notes in the margins or on a separate sheet of paper and bring back to class tomorrow.
  4. 4. Step 2: Homework: Part 2 Bring in a copy of the music selection you want to use for your poetry project on a flash drive. It must be in MP3 format.
  5. 5. Step 3: 1. Open Moviemaker and begin putting your project together step by step. <ul><li>. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The 4 panes of WMM Task Collection Preview Timeline/Storyboard
  7. 7. Using the task pane <ul><ul><li>3 Tasks: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1.Capture/Import </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.Edit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3.Finish </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. The Timeline/Storyboard <ul><li>5 Tracks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio/music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When we edit our movie, different parts will go in these tracks </li></ul>
  9. 9. Import Media into Moviemaker <ul><li>Capture video clips or pics from digital camera, or import from files saved on your computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on import video/pics </li></ul>
  10. 10. Move video/pics to the timeline <ul><li>Each item will appear in the collections pane </li></ul><ul><li>Drag each item to the story board and drop them in the order you wish them to appear. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Picture time <ul><li>You can also change the length of time that the picture is shown in the movie </li></ul><ul><li>By default each picture will be shown for 5 seconds </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to change that amount of time drag the “end trim handle” (shown below). Notice when you click and drag the amount of time will show in the window. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are using video you can crop the length of the video using the same process. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Preview your movie <ul><li>You can preview the video at any time by simply clicking the play button at the bottom of the preview screen (or at the top left of the storyboard) </li></ul><ul><li>The preview will start where the timeline marker is set… you can drag the marker anywhere you choose by grabbing it at the top </li></ul><ul><li>You can also click on the full screen button to see it big </li></ul><ul><li>Note: when you preview a movie it may be choppy. </li></ul>Timeline marker Full screen
  13. 13. Video Effects <ul><li>You can employ different effects that will jazz up the video. </li></ul><ul><li>In the task pane, under step 2, click on “view video effects” </li></ul><ul><li>The collection of effects will appear in the collections area </li></ul>
  14. 14. Drag the effects down <ul><li>Once you have found the effect that is perfect… click and drag it down to the clip in the storyboard </li></ul><ul><li>You can use multiple effects on an item </li></ul>
  15. 15. Video Effects Part 2 <ul><li>You will notice on the picture that a star will appear to represent an effect is on the picture </li></ul><ul><li>You will notice that there are 2 overlapping stars on a picture with 2 effects </li></ul><ul><li>You can preview the effect on your pictures/video </li></ul>Full screen
  16. 16. Transitions <ul><li>You can employ different transitions to jazz up the video </li></ul><ul><li>In the task pane, under step 2, click on “view video transitions” </li></ul><ul><li>The collection of transitions will appear in the collections area </li></ul>
  17. 17. Drag the transitions down <ul><li>Once you have found the transition that is perfect… click and drag it between the clips in the storyboard. </li></ul><ul><li>A blue line will appear to show where the trans will go </li></ul>
  18. 18. Transitions Part 2 <ul><li>You will notice that the 2 clips will slightly overlap, and in the track beneath the clips, the name of the transition will appear. </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike effects, only one transition can be used at a time </li></ul><ul><li>You can also speed up or slow down a transition by clicking on the picture and sliding it forward or back to increase or decrease the transition’s speed </li></ul>
  19. 19. Titles / Credits <ul><li>Again, in the task pane, under step 2 click on “Make titles…” </li></ul><ul><li>This will appear and you can choose where you want to put the title/credits </li></ul>
  20. 20. Titles <ul><li>Type whatever you want in the text box </li></ul><ul><li>Below, you can change the animation or the font and color </li></ul><ul><li>Once complete, click on Done. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Audio <ul><li>Add music (mp3) to your movie </li></ul><ul><li>In the task pane, click on “import audio…” </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the file(s) you want to use and click “import” (you must first save your music to a file folder using your flash drive) </li></ul>
  22. 22. Drag audio down… <ul><li>In the collections pane, click on the audio file and drag it into the Audio/Music track. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Adjust the audio <ul><li>To adjust the volume, push the Control key and U </li></ul><ul><li>Or you can right-click on the track and get this menu which shows volume, fade in and out. </li></ul><ul><li>For video clips, you can mute the recorded sound in the same way </li></ul>
  24. 24. Trim the audio <ul><li>Be sure to make the music the same length as the video. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the end of the track and drag it left or right to trim the length. </li></ul><ul><li>You can add more audio tracks before or after this track </li></ul>
  25. 25. Finish the movie <ul><li>First go to File-Save to save your project as a Movie Maker File. </li></ul><ul><li>This will enable you to go back and make changes, if necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Step 3: Finish Movie. In the Save Movie Wizard box, enter and name and choose where to save. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Saving Options <ul><li>When you save, you have many options based on the quality that you want </li></ul><ul><li>Leave it as “recommended” </li></ul>
  27. 27. Saving <ul><li>The amount of time that it takes to save depends upon how long it is and the quality options you chose. </li></ul><ul><li>The next screen will tell you it is finished and will ask if you want to see your work. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Watching the video <ul><li>The video is now set to play back in Window media player </li></ul><ul><li>If you go to the folder you saved it in and double click it will open and play for you </li></ul><ul><li>Then you can burn the file to cd or flash drive to take with you </li></ul>
  29. 29. Step 8: Present to the class <ul><li>Once your slideshow is created, you will need to present it to 2 other of your classmates. </li></ul><ul><li>Your classmates will score you based on the requirements for this project. </li></ul><ul><li>If you would like to present your project to the whole class, you will need to sign up for a day and time to do so. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Grading <ul><li>You will be graded on the following components of your project worth a total of 100 points: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Complete Moviemaker project with the following parts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Title page with song title and your name/date/class etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music lyrics playing to your video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Images that go along with music lyrics (at least 10) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>figurative/poetic language devices from song (at least 8) written out on slides in video </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. References Joanne Steckling [email_address] Powerpoint courtesy of Scott Bell, Chaminade College Prep, St. Louis, Mo.