Using iMovie is a creative way for students to practice the language of Compare and Contrast.
Here is a document with key words used in both compare and contrast.
Compare and Contrast
Use one of the Storyboards to have students compare and contrast two things. Each text line needs to be a sentence comparing or contrasting. The images in the storyboard will link to the text.
- their self with a peer
- their self with a character from a book
- two animals
- two countries
If your students are doing a character profile, for Reading or for development of character for writing, creating a Wanted Poster is a great way to explore character traits.
Create your poster as a Wanted Poster for a character (an antagonist/protagonist in your novel or story (or some other character you find interesting) Include in the information Name, last seen, physical description, special features and known associates.
Two iPad Apps will be used
Create an avatar using Avatar Creator
Create Poster using Pic Collage
- get a background image of a scroll or old paper (portrait view)
- open Pic Collage and create a new Collage
- Make your background a scroll/old paper
- Add pictures, text drawings etc, following the criteria below
Poster must include:
- The word Wanted in large black type at the top of the poster
- The Reason(s) Your Character is wanted for directly below the word Wanted
- Your Character’s Name
- A Detailed Image of Your Character (Avatar)
- A Detailed Physical Description of your character
- description of face and body features
- description of clothes
- description of accessories
- A Detailed Personality Description of your character
- Personality traits such as mean, shy, happy
- A reasonable reward
- A last seen statement : Last seen headed for Charlie Lake
- Who to contact if seen
- An alias
- Known Associates
Students use the following template to create a script on a fictional news cast about “The Groundhog’s Appearance”.
Create a Fictional Newscast
Concrete or shape poems are an interesting and creative way for students to present their ideas about a topic.
Using Explain Everything, on one slide, students can create a shape and add text around the shape.
Concrete poem in Explain Everything
Did you know that New Year’s Resolutions were started by the Babylonians about 4000 years ago.
- Think about personal and school related goals or resolutions.
- Find a blank scroll picture on internet and save to photos
- Open Pic Collage and + add a new collage
- Press the + and Add Photos, choose Camera Roll and scroll
- Double tap and Set as background. Trash smaller image by dragging to trash
- Press the + and Add text, stickers etc.
- Save to Library (now in your photos)
- Make your wallpaper