Thursday, March 17, 2016

Nofiction Features Make the News!

Mrs. Jordan and her third grade students have recently completed a study on nonfiction features. Text features helps the reader make sense of their reading. The Common Core English Language Arts: Reading~ Informational Text Strand for Grades 1-5 states: Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text. 

After the study of text features was complete, students wrote their individual scripts for their text feature segment for the highly anticipated Team Jordan News greenscreen production.

News room image created in the app explain everything
Using the app explaineverything we first created the personalized set for Team Jordan News. The next step was to record each student's segment in front of the big green screen. 

The fun began when the video clips were placed in the GreenScreen by DoInk app. This app allows three layers of video and images. Bottom layer held the background image of the News Room, the text feature image was placed in the center layer, and the video segment was placed in the top layer. With a little adjusting, the images were lined up for the perfect final effect.

Click on the video below to see Nonfiction on the Team Jordan News.

Common Core Standards for Grade 3:
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur)

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