Part of Lesson Plan: Creating a Thumb Cinema
Activity Overview / Details
Students will place their books on their desk and do a "gallery walk" around the classroom looking at others flipbooks
The Gallery Walk is a discussion technique that gets students out of their chairs and into a mode of active engagement. The advantage of the method is its flexibility and the variety of benefits for students and instructor alike.
For students, it's a chance to share thoughts in a more intimate, supportive setting rather than a larger, anonymous class. For instructors, it's a chance to gauge the depth of student understanding of particular concepts and to challenge misconceptions.
Students will each have a numbered station with their name and five assigned stations to visit. This activity will last approximately twenty minutes.
The students will have a critique sheet with two very simple questions they must answer about each piece before moving on to the next station. They are reminded that when giving feedback they are kind, specific and helpful.
- Title of animation
- Name of animator
- List one strength of the piece-story, movement, shading, sketching, etc.
- List one piece that could be improved upon in the project-lack of story, shading, unorganized drawings etc.
The critique sheets are turned in anonymously from each student, the teacher then reviews them for content and returns them to each individual student