5 Ways Teachers Can Use Storyboard That's 16x9 Layout for ELA

By Emily Swartz

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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!

Read on for 5 ways teachers can use our 16x9 layout during ELA units!

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A Wrinkle in Time Plot Diagram
Create your own at Storyboard That EXPOSITION CONFLICT RISING ACTION CLIMAX FALLING ACTION RESOLUTION High schooler Meg Murry is a social misfit who lives with her mother, twin brothers Sandy and Dennys, and precocious four-year-old brother Charles Wallace. Although she has a high IQ, Meg gets poor grades at school, fights with the other students, and is frequently in trouble. Mr. Murry has been missing for months, following an attempt to tesser, by traveling through a wrinkle in the space-time continuum. Three strange creatures, Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs, Which, take Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin to several different planets by tessering. They show the children the evil force threatening Earth and bring them to the planet Camazotz, where the Dark Thing has imprisoned Mr. Murry. Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin find Mr. Murry who is trapped by the Dark Thing, represented on this planet by IT. Meg manages to free her father, but loses Charles Wallace to the power of IT. Meg returns to Camazotz alone and uses her love for Charles Wallace to break his connection with IT. Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace tesser safely home to Earth with their father. I love you, Charles! ?