Stop Motion With Second Grade
Ms. Salinas, a second-grade teacher at Old Town, is full of energy and creativity. Whenever I approach her with an idea, her answer is always yes! I went to her with an idea I had for stop motion as a way to generate products that illustrate learning (AASL I.B.3). After some discussion, we settled into using stop motion to recount a story, events, and the actions of characters (NC SCS RL.2.1, 2, 3).
Planning the Corduroy Stop Motion
Creating the Scenes
Our next steps were to use WeVideo to edit out the places where we caught the people moving Corduroy and to add an audio retell with the scenes. Unfortunately, this was another project stopped short by COVID.
The students did learn so many things, however.
Focus on a single part of a story and examine the content and visual elements that make that part of the story a valuable component of the whole.
Analyze the size and placement of characters.
Determine which elements of subsection of the story are most important in a retell.