SchoolArts Magazine

MAR 2019

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SCHOOLARTSMAGAZINE.COM 25 I've combined this lesson with my advertising unit. Students create sto- ryboards for their own commercials. Sixth-Grade Dance Party By the time they reach middle school, most of my students are familiar with the Sixth-Grade Dance Previous page: An animated cartoon parade by sixth-grade students. This page: Artworks from students' Sixth-Grade Dance Party. Party, a contest in which each contrib- utor draws a figure or two in a series of different dance positions. These drawings are used as the individual frames in a series of brief cartoons. The sixth-grade students animate their own dancing figures. They also curate and animate submissions from students in the lower grades. This is most of my students' first experience creating a cartoon using the computer. By the time they open their drawings in the Paint. Net app, they are already familiar CONTINUED ON PAGE 61.

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