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Richard Poulin

Student Instructions

Folktale Audiobook

In your group, discuss folktales from your region and select a unique story. As a group, create a storyboard. Change and adapt the story for English listeners. Then create a script for your audiobook. After practicing and when you are ready, you can record your audiobook. Be sure to add presentation elements to your audiobook and speaking to make it interesting to listen to. Listen to other audiobooks for ideas. Share your audiobook on Seesaw for the class to listen to. STEP 1: Choose a regional folktale STEP 2: Create a storyboard drawing STEP 3: Create a script note STEP 4: Create a cover image cameraroll STEP 5: Record your audiobook voice STEP 6: Add sound effects and background music mic STEP 7: Add MLA citation in the caption caption STEP 8: Post on Seesaw

5th Grade, 4th Grade, 6th Grade, English Language Arts, English Language Learners
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

This was designed for ELL students, but it is easily adapted to all learners to discuss folktales. The teacher dims the lights and tells students to prepare for a story. Play a folktale audiobook from GetEpic.com (at least 1 minute). Discuss what made the audiobook interesting. Write Elements of A Successful Audiobook on the board. Use a graphic organizer for a storyboard and a completed example. GetEpic.com has examples of scripts in their Reader's Theater books. Everything could be done on Seesaw, but in my example students used iMovie. Royalty-Free Music and Sound Effects: * BenSound: https://www.bensound.com/ * Mixkit: https://mixkit.co/ * SoundsCrate: https://sfx.productioncrate.com/ * Freesound: https://freesound.org/