Students will use their knowledge of dolphin natural history to create a "movie."
1. Ask students if they have ever watched a television show about wild animals before. Let them share some of the information they learned about the animal featured on the program. Tell them they'll have a chance to be a movie producer and create a movie about dolphins.
2. Brainstorm with your class and create a list of things they have learned about dolphins. Write the items on a chalkboard or large sheet of paper posted in the front of the classroom. The list might include:
3. Divide the class into three groups. Let them decide who will illustrate which facts.
4. Give all groups access to paper, crayons and/or markers, and have them get to work on creating their movie. Remind them to leave room either at the top or bottom of the picture to write what the drawing illustrates (for example: dolphins live in pods, or dolphins eat fish). Remind them to create a title page.
5. When all the drawings are done, students should use glue or tape to join the individual pages together in one long strip. Attach each end of the strip to a pencil, cardboard roll, or dowel. Have students carefully roll the strip onto the right-hand roll. To watch the movie, students slowly roll the paper onto the left-hand roll.
6. Display the movie rolls around the room and allow all students a chance to view the other groups' work, or have each group present their movie to the class.
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