English Language Arts
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA)
ELA courses study the art of language and communication specific to the English language. This means we will practice, survey, and examine a variety things within this subject matter: reading (fiction/nonfiction), writing (various types of informal writing/formal writing) as well as use best practices in verbal and nonverbal communication - listening and speaking.
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Elements of Plot
Elements of Plot - Template - Diagram with notes
CHECKLIST OF THINGS THAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN YOUR ANIMOTO BOOK TRAILER:
- AUTHOR (and a little note, background and/or picture of your book’s author)
- TITLE (picture of the book + speculation of thematic/intention of choice of that title)
- Note whether it is FICTION or NON (perhaps note the genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, etc.)
- A clear description of the SETTING of the novel (It’s best to have a few picture representations of the setting as you describe it.) It’s also best with regard to the SETTING to note as clearly as possible the:
- CHARACTERS (introduce the main character/s and the antagonist/s or other important influences or influential characters
- PLOT: You must present most of the basic story line or “happenings” in the book; however, DO NOT GIVE AWAY EVERYTHING! (pictures here would be good too)
- IMPORTANT THEME or POINT: Tell your audience what this novel brought into perspective for you or what it meant to you.
- CONFLICT: The major struggle or conflict should be mentioned. (But, you may have to limit the detail here so as to not give everything away to a future reader of this book!)
- AT LEAST 3 QUESTIONS: Don’t tell us how your book ends - don’t show us the RESOLUTION. Instead, ask your audience at least three important or intriguing questions (to get them interested in finding out more about the book - or just checking out and reading it for themselves.)
- TIME: The completed trailer should be a minimum of 1.5 minutes to a maximum of 3 minutes.
- MUSIC: Please choose appropriate music. (I will discuss this more in class and show examples.)
- PICTURES: Must have a minimum of 12 pictures. Specific ones should be dedicated to:
- Setting/s (multiple pictures)
- Character/s (multiple pictures)
- Plot, Action, Conflict (multiple pictures)
- Questions that are posed should each have an appropriate / intriguing picture as they are presented