Eighth Grade

Last couple of weeks of school

All assignments are due by May 20th

Please make sure to submit all of your projects to Mrs.White or Mrs. Henderson by May 20th. We are not going to accept any work pass that day. Check your Infinite Campus. If anything is marked missing, you still have time to complete it and receive FULL GRADE! If you are looking for any extra work, email your teacher :)

Movie Poster Project

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Assignments for the week of March 30th - April 10th

Rationale: This lesson is intended to help students learn about emphasis, visual storytelling, and composition, as well as careers in the arts.

Objectives

  1. The students will create a concept for a movie poster including the synopsis, title, and characters.
  2. The students will learn about color as a visual storytelling device.
  3. Students will design a life-size movie poster that communicates the story and mood of their movie and utilizes an appropriate color scheme.

Materials

  • Computers (1 per student) with student account access to pixlr.com/e
  • Instructions could be found in Google Classroom

DESIGNING A MOVIE POSTER

In this lesson, you will choose a particular movie and create a poster to advertise it.

What Is A Movie Poster? A movie poster is a poster designed to attract potential moviegoers to see a movie. How to Make a Movie Poster: Design Theory

Movie posters generally offer basic information like the title, the names of actors, actresses, directors, and producers while offering a visual of some kind that represents the movie and a ‘tagline’ or teaser used to further entice would-be movie patrons.

While there are different approaches and templates useful to advertise and market a particular movie, for teachers and students the primary draw for movie posters is that they require the movie poster creator to concisely ‘capture’ a film with the express purpose of convincing a certain audience to go see that film. This isn’t unlike persuasive writing assignments or even a debate where students need to convince an audience to accept a premise or conclusion. In the case of the movie poster, the task is simple enough: Communicate key information about a movie in a way that persuades readers who otherwise may not be interested.

Movie Poster Project
Movie Poster Checklist/Rubric

This project is expected to be completed in 120 min or 2(two) class periods. Turn in the checklist and your project to the Google Classroom by Friday, April 10th, 4:00PM.

Email Mrs. White at hwhite@ckcs.net or Mrs.Henderson at shenderson@ckcs.net.

Can't wait to see all your incredible projects!

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Project Gutenberg

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Educational videos and games are possibly one of the most effective learning tools, and honestly, even most grown-ups will find them enriching and entertaining as well.

NeoK12 website also features innovative tools for learning and teaching. Our Quiz Games, Interactive Diagrams, Flow Chart Games, Vocabulary Games and other educational games & puzzles are a fun, interactive way to improve learning outcomes.

Lightbox and eLearning Tools

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MindSpark

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Education.com

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Typing Club

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The carefully designed lessons include instructional videos, educational games, cross-curricular content, and other interactive experiences.

Outschool

Outschool offers live, online classes for ages 3 to 13, and, for a limited time due to a big donation, it's signing up families affected by school closures into $300,000 worth of online classes (limit $200 per family). And if you're not one of the lucky ones, the lessons are still very affordable — some are as low as $5 per class.

Parent Tips

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