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Character Analysis Essays

Character Analysis Essays

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.


Vocabulary Acquisition for English Language Learners

Vocabulary Acquisition for English Language Learners

By Oliver Smith

Learning English is not an easy task. One of the problems is that English has a very rich vocabulary, meaning students have many words to learn. On top of this, there are several ways to teach vocabulary, and students may find some methods better for them than others. One thing is for sure: it's 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 remembering the words over long periods of time, so it's essential that your students practice a lot.


ESL Activities with Storyboard That

ESL Activities with Storyboard That

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 when there are multiple languages spoken or where the teacher and the students do not share a common language. Storyboard That can be used for 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, like worksheets or posters.


Author Study: Edgar Allan Poe

Author Study: Edgar Allan Poe

By Anna Warfield

Author studies aren't limited to elementary school. Bring on the Poe!


ELA Activity Idea: Create a Book Summary with Storyboard That

ELA Activity Idea: Create a Book Summary with Storyboard That

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...


Graphic Novel Project

Graphic Novel Project

By Anna Warfield

It's not a comic book, it's a graphic novel! Help your students start their very own graphic novel or turn whatever you are reading into a graphic novel version!


Book Reports 2.0

Book Reports 2.0

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.


Acronyms Explained: TWIST + TP-CASTT

Acronyms Explained: TWIST + TP-CASTT

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!


3 Tips to Help Struggling Students

3 Tips to Help Struggling Students

By Emily Swartz

Often times, struggling students just need a push in the right direction and then they take off running on their own! One way to give students a nudge is to create (or start to create) the assigned storyboard - whether that be a plot diagram, vocabulary chart, or timeline - and pass it along to students’ Storyboard That accounts via a Template!


5 Ways Teachers Can Use the 16x9 Layout for ELA

5 Ways Teachers Can Use the 16x9 Layout for ELA

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!



Story Starters and Writing Prompts

Story Starters and Writing Prompts

By Anna Warfield

Storyboard That has come up with a variety of story starters to help people get thinking about narratives. Storytelling is a part of everyone’s daily life, and we want more people to feel confident in telling all of their stories...


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