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Authoring With Video
by Barbara K. Strassman, Ed.D. and Trisha O'Connell
|Grades||3 – 12|
Teachers are hungry for strategies that will motivate their students to engage in reading and writing. One promising method is the Authoring With Video (AWV) approach, which encourages teachers to use captioning software and digital video in writing assignments. AWV builds on students' fascination with television and video but removes the audio and requires students to write a narration for the video. The process offers students a text-focused method of interacting with video that helps them craft their writing. AWV increases students' motivation because the final results look professional and can be shown to a variety of audiences. Step-by-step instructions for using AWV as well as links to digital media and suggested teaching ideas are provided.
Strassman, B.K., & O'Connell, T. (2007, December). Authoring With Video. The Reading Teacher, 61(4), 330–333. doi: 10.1598/RT.61.4.5
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students use SAT vocabulary to create and film a screenplay. They perform all roles, from writing through filming, resulting in a resource for their classmates.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Writers and film buffs alike will sharpen their skills in this multimedia unit as they work together to author and design a digital video.