We want everyone to have as much fun with the Storyboard Creator as we do! Check out the wide array of storyboard tips, tricks, and ideas you can use in your classroom.
By Kristen Twomey
Character analyses are important for recognizing the depth and impact characters have on a story. Usually character analyses are a more in-depth assignment or short essay that require the student to think critically about one or more characters and make inferences from a careful reading of the text. It helps to have ways to visually organize the different parts of a character analysis with storyboards, graphic organizers or character analysis worksheets.
By Oliver Smith
Learning English is no easy task. One of the problems is that English has a very rich vocabulary, meaning students have many words to learn. There are different ways to teach vocabulary, and students may find some methods better for them than others. It is always a good idea to teach vocabulary in context. Putting the words in a phrase or sentence helps students so much more than just giving them the words and definition alone. Try to use the new words in speech as much as possible when you are teaching them, to model how to use them. Repetition is key to students remembering the words over long periods of time, so get your students to practice a lot.
By Oliver Smith
Speakers of other languages all over the world are speaking, reading, listening, writing, studying, and learning English all the time. Visual tools and techniques can be useful in any classroom, especially there are multiple languages spoken or where the teacher and the students do not share a common language. Storyboard That can be used in a range of different activities in all areas of ESL teaching, including some of the potentially drier areas like vocabulary and grammar. It can also be used as a powerful tool for teachers to create resources for their classes.
By Emily Swartz
Reading novels can seem daunting to students; details about characters, settings, and key events can get lost in students’ brains between the first page and the last. Storyboard That to the rescue! By creating a book summary with our traditional storyboard layout, students can easily remember important things from the story and use it to study for an exam or prepare for a project...
By Anna Warfield
Book Report. That term is used pretty loosely. Some people mean a detailed synopsis. Others want an in-depth analysis on one or more literary devices. Some people actually mean a critic's review of the book. There are even those who want EVERYTHING. Storyboard That wants to bring all of the different kinds of book reports together in a much more engaging medium.
By Emily Swartz
Analysis of literature and poetry can sometimes be difficult for students to grasp. With the help of acronyms, however, key themes and ideas can be more easily discovered and understood! Two acronyms to start incorporating with your ELA students are TWIST and TP-CASTT. Both highlight important concepts from the work and will help increase overall literary comprehension!
By Emily Swartz
Check out this example of a character map for The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The teacher has created the storyboard with all of the key characters and filled in the first box as a guide. Then, students can continue to fill in important details about each character within their own Storyboard That accounts. This will not change the original that was created by the instructor - each student will essentially be editing his/her own copy...
By Emily Swartz
It’s no secret that storyboards are an extremely useful tool for visual communication. But what you might not know is how much more useful storyboards are when the cell size is increased to 16x9. While 16x9 has been the industry standard in movie making for many years, we feel it is also a great layout for teachers!
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- Unlimited Storyboards with up to 100 cells
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After your storyboard is created easily export it to high resolution storyboard cells, PDF, slideshow, and so much more!
- Export to PowerPoint, Keynote, or Google Slides
- Upload to your blog, wiki, email or social media
- Create classroom posters and custom printables
Quickly turn any storyboard into a presentation to receive immediate feedback!
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- Export to PowerPoint (Keynote, and Google Slides compatible)
- Create a new presentation just as easily after edits