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Descriptive Video: Using Media Technology to Enhance Writing
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||One 45-minute session|
Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- The Lion King movie (Walt Disney Feature Animation, 1994)
- Computer with Internet access and LCD projector
- VCR or DVD player
- Chart paper or overhead projector (optional)
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Compare & Contrast Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for different kinds of comparison essays.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
Obtain a copy of the movie The Lion King by borrowing it from your school or public library. View the opening segment (about the first 2 to 3 minutes). Then access the online version at the National Center for Accessible Media and watch the same opening scene with descriptions and captions. Make sure you have the equipment needed (e.g., television, VCR or DVD player, computer with LCD projector) to share both versions with your students.