Lesson 1: Planning a book trailer

Pupils create a storyboard to plan their book trailers, identifying the key events in their chosen story

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To plan a book trailer

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
  • Use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Should use Activity: Storyboard template A, which contains question prompts.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Should write the storyboard from the main character’s perspective, rather than a third-party narrator.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

Created by:
Cat Lamin,  
Computing specialist
Cat was a committed primary school teacher for twelve years. After starting her independent consultancy ‘Crossover Solutions’ she has travelled to Argentina, Brazil and America to share her wealth of knowledge of computer science with other teachers. Her enjoyment for…
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