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The Chrysalids
As part of our in-class novel study of The Chrysalids you can now comment and share your ideas and thoughts about the different characters in the novel. Your contributions should help you and other students understand the character's personality and motives; as well as the general plot of the novel. You can be as creative as you want and please remember to have good discussions with other students on the discussion tab.

When working on the different characters you can:


  • draw or find a picture that you think represents how they look, what they wear, or anything else about their appearance
  • post songs, poems, or pictures of what you think they like, do, or anything else that represents their personality
  • comment on their actions, thoughts and decisions explaining why you agree or disagree with any of them (when you do this, please remember to reference the part of the plot you are discussion clearly - i.e. write the chapter or page number so everyone else can follow your train of thought)
  • write comments on advice you would give them at a certain point in the plot
  • answer any of the general discussion questions that are connected to characters

Enjoy this part of the novel study and check it often.

* ALAN ERVIN

* ANGUS MORTON

* ANNE
* AUNT HARRIET

* DAVID STRORM

* ELIAS STRORM
* EMILY STRORM

* JEROME SKINNER

* JOSEPH STRORM
* KATHERINE

* MARK

* MARTIE & JOHNNY WENDER
* MARY STRORM

* MICHAEL

* OLD JACOB
* PETRA STRORM

* RACHEL

* ROSALIND MORTON
* SALLY

* SEALAND LADY

* SOPHIE WENDER
* SPIDER MAN

* THE INSPECTOR

* UNCLE AXEL
* WALTER BRENT





Maps

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Waknuk
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Uncle Axel's Trip

Movie Trailer AssignmentMaking a Movie Trailer
1. All movie trailers need a focus and a plan. Knowing where your project is heading and who is responsible for what helps during the editing process. It is okay to change from your original plan, but identifying the tasks and the path helps direct the project, the people, the story, the lights, camera, and sound.
2. Questions to think about while planning.
  • Who is the target audience?
  • How long does the project need to be?
  • What are your initial goals?
  • How do you plan to shoot it?
  • Where would it be ideal to shoot?
  • What are your other needs: music, other media assets (pictures, and graphics)?

3. Map out your idea, addressing each one’s “what,” “why,” and “how to.”

Movie Trailer StoryboardsCreating a Storyboard

The storyboard is the most important piece of information for the movie editor. It helps the director instruct the actors on what they need to do. The drawings show the cameraperson and lighting team how to light and frame a shot.
Storyboards

Here are several examples of storyboards for movie projects:

Hand-drawn sample

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Hand-drawn sample 2

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Computer generated sample
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The Screenplay

A screenplay includes detailed descriptions of the action and visuals in the script. The screenplay is the step between the original story and the storyboard. (See the example below.)
[EXAMPLE}
SCRIPT: OUTSIDE. COLD. WINDY. A house is seen with two silhouettes in the window.

SOUND> Hear muffled screaming.

FIRST SHOT CLOSEUP: > Father in the living room.

SOUND> Hear clear screaming. “Why did you do that?”

NEXT SHOT > See the back of the father talking to his son. “Please tell me this was a mistake!”

CLOSEUP> Of the son’s puzzled face.

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Movie Trailer Script Example: XMEN

SCREENPLAY:

FIRST SHOT: Liquid flowing downwards makes up 20th century Fox sign.

NEXT SHOT: Inside the parliament. Lady presenting and audience paying attention.

Presenter at a conference (in a grave voice)
Ladies and Gentlemen we are now seeing the beginnings of another stage of human evolution.

FLASH SCREEN IN BLACK AND BLUE WITH MESSAGE: “the world is changing”

CLOSE UP: Senator Kelly addressing a big audience in parliament


SENATOR KELLY
The truth is that mutants are very real, and they’re among us.

(shouting) We must know who they are and above all what they can do!

NEXT SHOT: Audience clapping and some even stand.

FLASH SCREEN IN BLACK AND BLUE WITH MESSAGE: “the time is coming”

NEXT SHOT: Legs of a man walking away / move on to a big pool

Professor Charles Xavier (only audio)
I know what you think about all of us

FLASH SCREEN IN BLACK AND BLUE WITH MESSAGE: “when all that we are afraid of”

Scott Summers
Who are you people?

Logan
What kind of place is this?

FLASHING IMAGE of Cyclops (Scott Summers) and Storm (Ororo Munroe)

FLASH SCREEN IN BLACK AND BLUE WITH MESSAGE: “will be all that can save us”

NEXT SHOT: Lightning and entrance to special school for mutants and professor Xavier’s office.

CLOSE UP: Professor Xavier looking serious and slightly worried.

Professor Charles Xavier

I’m Professor Charles Xavier. I built this school where mutants could learn to focus their powers in a positive way. (Smiling ironically) I also learned that mankind is not evil, just uninformed.

WHILE HE SPEAKS: Images of school and students running / Mutant on table with a teacher standing next to him and he’s making an object float / Senator Kelly getting out of a car waving to a crowd holding banners against mutants.





ESLEO ~
Creating a Movie Trailer for The Chrysalids
Create a movie trailer of 3 – 5 minutes in length for the book The Chrysalids and present it to the class. You will be marked on the movie trailer, as well as your oral presentation of your trailer.
Steps:
  1. Create a storyboard that includes;
  • Two important scenes from the chapters that you have already read, i.e. chapters 1 – 10.
  • A third scene which you will make up which will predict an event that will happen in the book.

2. Write the screenplay for your trailer.
3. Shoot the scenes using your group members as the actors.
4. Edit your scenes and create the trailer on iMovie. (We will do this in the library.)

Guidelines
Task
Targeted Completion Date
Storyboard (3 scenes)
Monday, December 19, 2011

Screenplay (script and directing notes)
Thursday, December 22, 2011

Shoot the scenes
Tuesday, January 10,2012

Final Edited Trailer (iMovie)
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Oral Presentation
Thursday, January 19, 2012




Member Assessment

Member AssessmentRating0= not at all5 = all the time
Participation
Helpfulness
Effort
Total Marks
Member Participation;
Member 1




Member Participation:
Member 2 _




Member Participation:
Member 3




Member Participation:
Member 4 _




Comments:



Group Mark:
Marks
- storyboard
/5
- screenplay
/15
- cooperation
/5
- iMovie trailer
/10
OVERALL MARK
/35

Comments:

Trailer Final Mark
Group Mark /35
Member Assessment /15
Total: /50


Individual Presentation Mark: During your oral presentation you should show:
Marks
- clear pronunciation
0-4
5
6
7
8
9
10
- appropriate intonation & volume
0-4
5
6
7
8
9
10
- appropriate fluency
0-4
5
6
7
8
9
10
- appropriate body language, and eye-contact
0-4
5
6
7
8
9
10
- correct grammar & sentence structure
0-4
5
6
7
8
9
10
- clear description and explanation of one of the scenes in your trailer
0-4
5
6
7
8
9
10
- clear description and explanation of the target audience
0-4
5
6
7
8
9
10
OVERALL MARK
0-4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Comments:
Project Groups
ESLEO8-10 Period 2
Group 1: Leanne, Alnour, John, Anahita
Group 2: Shan Shan, Xiaomin, Mark
Group 3: Diana, Brandon, Yao Tang
Group 4: Norsang, Jorge, Betty, Santiago (?)
Group 5: Elaine, Seungheon, Yao

ESLEO8-11 Period 4
Group 1: Jestyn, Yangchen, Michael, Levente
Group 2: Clark, Sinthujan, Wan Ling
Group 3: Albert, Xin, Rosy
Group 4: Rafael, Catherine, Heng

ESLEO8-12 Period 5
Group 1:Han Ying, Riley, Dhen, Aylin
Group 2: Sofonias, Elisabeth, Alice
Group 3: Peng Cheng, Jun, Sophia
Group 4: Xiazhen, Selina, Stephanie







NEW: Now that you have finished the first term, you can continue reading novels on your own and interacting on this WIKI at your own pace and leisure. Remember the more you do, the more your English will improve. Read, enjoy your reading and have good discussions on this WIKI!


(If you need help setting up new pages, please see Ms. Neri or Ms. del Azar. Thanks)


Questions to consider and answer WHILE reading your independent reading book:

  1. What is the protagonist fighting against?
  2. What emotion most clearly dominates the main character? Why?
  3. What motivates the antagonist? Why?
  4. Which character would you least like to be? Why?
  5. What one piece of advice would you offer the main character?
  6. Which character do you most closely identify with? Why?
  7. Which character would you most like to meet or know in real life?
  8. What do you think will happen next in the novel?
  9. Imagine YOU ARE one of the characters. Post a comment answering any of the other people’s comments, or your own. Make sure to make it clear that you are speaking as the character.
  10. “There’s more than one side to a story” is an old saying. Write about one incident in your book from some other character’s point of view.
  11. Would you want any of the characters in your novel as sibling, parent, friend or partner? Who? Why? / Why not?



Questions to consider and answer AFTER reading your independent reading book:

  1. Who was the most interesting character in the book?
  2. Has this book increased your interest in a particular subject? Which one? Why?
  3. Did any of the characters help you understand someone you’ve known? How?
  4. Do you think you will ever reread this book? Why / Why not?
  5. What do you think happens to the characters after the book ends?
  6. Would you change anything in the story if you were the author?
  7. How could the conflict have been resolved differently?
  8. If this book had a soundtrack what kind of music would it be?
  9. Did this book reaffirm or change opinions you hold? Which ones? How?
  10. What part of the plot did you enjoy the most? Why?
  11. What part of the plot did you enjoy the least? Why?
  12. Which theme or themes in this novel are similar to your own life?
  13. Choose one adjective to describe this novel and explain why you chose it.

  • You will be evaluated with the following rubric: