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“Pine Tree” videos

Fifth grade students worked very hard in their language arts classes on video projects based on the Hans Christian Andersen story, “The Pine Tree.” The story is immersed with examples of personification, which is one of the elements of figurative language we have been learning about. Students also learned how to effectively use iMovie’s editing skills for effective presentations. Click the link below and you’ll be redirected to the students’ video projects.

Pine Tree Projects 2015

 

 

 

Multimedia Literary Projects

 

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Our 4th and 5th grade students have been reading some classic holiday-related literature over the past few weeks.This week they are engaging in  multimedia projects as fifth graders are using iMovie to Create videos using author’s quotes to create a video retelling of the story “The Pine Tree” by Hans Christian Anderson.  Mrs. Reed’s fourth grade language arts class is reading “The Christmas Cuckoo” by Frances Brown and creating Google slideshows that center around one of the themes of the story.

Pine Tree Videos 2014

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Our 5th grade reading group read an old tale by Hans Christian Andersen titled “The Pine Tree.” Students spent a over a week engaged in some in depth reading of the selection focusing on the evolving theme of story, character analysis, vocabulary, and story structure. The culminating activity was to create a video using iMovie on the iPads which represented the story that included free-use photos, story captions, and free-use music. Most of the projects are complete and posted. There are a few in the latter stages that will be posted when they are complete. Please take a few moments to view their work.

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Pine Tree 2013 Videos

pinetreeOur 5th grade reading group read an old tale by Hans Christian Andersen titled “The Pine Tree.” Students spent a over a week engaged in some in depth reading of the selection focusing on the evolving theme of story, character analysis, vocabulary, and story structure. The culminating activity was to create a video using iMovie on the iPads which represented the story that included free-use photos, story captions, and free-use music. Please take a few moments to view their work.

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Using iMovie on iPads in Reading

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EY 5th graders have been reading Hans Christian Andersen’s Pine Tree story. Along the way, they have been engaged in close reading activities which require them to preview and predict before reading, actively search for relevant information during reading, and reflect on learning after reading. 

The culminating activity is having students construct an iMovie video which represents the story of the Pine Tree through photos, captions, and sound. Students are learning how to search for images that are free for use for education using advanced Google tools and the Wikimedia Commons website. It has been amazing at how quickly our 5th graders have learned how to use the iMovie app and are now showing their teacher all sorts of new tricks!

“The Pine Tree” Videos

pinetreeIn December, 5th graders in Mr. Evers’ reading class read a piece of classic literature by Hans Christian Andersen titled “The Pine Tree.” After much learning of many new vocabulary words, reading, and analyzing the text, each student created a video with still photos, captions from the text, and instrumental music to represent the story. Take a look at their fine work by clicking here.