An innovative way to teach Literary Elements and Technology Use of laptops is encouraged!
Choose a Novel <ul><li>Students should choose a novel that is interesting to them </li></ul><ul><li>Novels should have at ...
Literary Elements Worksheet <ul><li>Students should use the worksheet to understand the story elements in the novel. </li>...
Using Powerpoint <ul><li>Students should be instructed on the basic use of Microsoft Powerpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Students...
Using a picture as a background <ul><li>Find a picture and open it to its full size. </li></ul><ul><li>Save the picture to...
Using Other Backgrounds <ul><li>Go to “Design” tab.  Choose a Theme, colors, fonts and effects. </li></ul><ul><li>In Offic...
Story Slides <ul><li>The next slides should be one or two phrases per  slide giving just enough plot information to peak t...
Actors and Actresses <ul><li>Students should search for Actors and Actresses to “play the parts” of the story characters. ...
Closing Slide <ul><li>Students may include a closing slide with “Credits” or </li></ul><ul><li>“ Coming to a Theater Near ...
Now…for the fun part! <ul><li>Students should add animations for  each slide  by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>clicking on “Anima...
After the Animations… <ul><li>It’s time to add slide transitions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on “Animations”  </li></ul><...
Finding the Music <ul><li>Student may not use their own music unless they own a copy of the CD or paid for the song online...
Adding the Music! <ul><li>Once a piece of music has been chosen, students should  click next to “MP3”  on the longest time...
Getting the Music to the Trailer <ul><li>On powerpoint, click on “Insert” </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “Sound”    “Sound fr...
Check to see if all is working <ul><li>If there is something not working correctly, such as animations, slide transitions,...
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  1. 1. An innovative way to teach Literary Elements and Technology Use of laptops is encouraged!
  2. 2. Choose a Novel <ul><li>Students should choose a novel that is interesting to them </li></ul><ul><li>Novels should have at least 100 pages </li></ul><ul><li>Before the project can begin, students need to finish reading the novel. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Literary Elements Worksheet <ul><li>Students should use the worksheet to understand the story elements in the novel. </li></ul><ul><li>On the back, students may write a sequence of events </li></ul><ul><li>Students may also describe each of the characters </li></ul>
  4. 4. Using Powerpoint <ul><li>Students should be instructed on the basic use of Microsoft Powerpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Students should begin to create their title slide, including book title and author, with the student as the director or producer </li></ul><ul><li>Students should insert their second slide </li></ul>
  5. 5. Using a picture as a background <ul><li>Find a picture and open it to its full size. </li></ul><ul><li>Save the picture to a personal drive or file. </li></ul><ul><li>For Office 2007, go to the “Design” tab and “Background Styles” </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Format Background </li></ul><ul><li>Fill should have Picture or Texture clickedl </li></ul><ul><li>Insert Picture  From File </li></ul><ul><li>Find the picture and Insert. </li></ul><ul><li>For Office 2003, the procedure is a similar (Format Background  Fill, etc. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Using Other Backgrounds <ul><li>Go to “Design” tab. Choose a Theme, colors, fonts and effects. </li></ul><ul><li>In Office 2003, go to Format and then Format Background </li></ul>
  7. 7. Story Slides <ul><li>The next slides should be one or two phrases per slide giving just enough plot information to peak the interest of the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Backgrounds can be either pictures or other colored backgrounds, and pictures can be added via copy and paste </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures should have something to do with what is written on the slide. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Actors and Actresses <ul><li>Students should search for Actors and Actresses to “play the parts” of the story characters. </li></ul><ul><li>The next slides should each contain an actor or actress for each of the characters. More than one pic can be used. </li></ul>Kristin Stewart Playing Bella Swan
  9. 9. Closing Slide <ul><li>Students may include a closing slide with “Credits” or </li></ul><ul><li>“ Coming to a Theater Near You…” </li></ul><ul><li>Students can copy and paste the URL ‘s for their pictures and for their music on this screen. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Now…for the fun part! <ul><li>Students should add animations for each slide by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>clicking on “Animations” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>clicking on the text or picture they want to animate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>choosing an animation under “Animate:” from the drop-down menu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Office 2003 Animations are under Slide Show and Custom Animations) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. After the Animations… <ul><li>It’s time to add slide transitions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on “Animations” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose a type of animation from the picture menu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose a speed. Don’t use a sound </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unclick Advance slide on Mouse Click and click Automatically After: set for about 7 seconds – adjust if needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Office 2003 is under Slide Show and Slide Transitions) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Finding the Music <ul><li>Student may not use their own music unless they own a copy of the CD or paid for the song online. Then, it would have to be “ripped” and saved. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to www.freeplaymusic.com </li></ul><ul><li>Students should think of the MOOD of the book and search by “Feel”, not genre, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>They can preview any of the songs. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Adding the Music! <ul><li>Once a piece of music has been chosen, students should click next to “MP3” on the longest time there: </li></ul>A popup box will ask if you want to save or Open. Choose “Save” Save to student’s file and “Close”
  14. 14. Getting the Music to the Trailer <ul><li>On powerpoint, click on “Insert” </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “Sound”  “Sound from File” </li></ul><ul><li>Open MP3 file and click on it. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose “Automatically” </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the “speaker” icon on slide and then Click on the tab called “Sound Tools” above “Format” </li></ul><ul><li>Click on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Hide during show”, “Loop until stopped” and “Play Sound: Play Across Slides” </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Check to see if all is working <ul><li>If there is something not working correctly, such as animations, slide transitions, or music, go back through the steps and make sure everything was followed exactly. </li></ul><ul><li>When saving movie trailer to a flash drive, save music file, also. </li></ul><ul><li>Movie Trailers can also be done using Movie Maker </li></ul>

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