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Marking Period 3/4 Projects

 

Note(s): 

 

1. If you feel behind YOU need to find time to come in and finish.  My schedule with openings can be find in either of my rooms on the wall, so come and see me if you want extra time!  If you need more time please see me and MAKE time for yourself (lunch, recess, study hall).

 

2. I've created "how to" videos for many of these projects.  Go back to my main page on my website and click how to videos to learn how to use some of these programs!

 

4th Grade: Due Week Before Marking Period 3 Ends

 

Directions: Students will navigate and code a large robotics LEGO obstacle course, using coding and driving skills they learned last Marking Period.

 

Grade Based On:

 

1. (10 Points) Participation

 

2. (40 Points) Coding

 

3. (40 Points) Driving

 

4. (10 Points) Completion of Main Part of Course

 

SUPER HERO COMIC BOOK PAGE:

Example:  Below is an example of a project that is partially completed.  It shows most of what is expected by the students:

5th-8th Grade Photoshop Project 2 is due:  Week before Progress Reports you will have a "progress" grade to end Marking Period 3.  Full projects will be due some time in Marking Period 4.  

 

 

5th Grade:

Directions:  Students will continue to learn how to use Photoshop.  Students will then create a comic book character that combines multiple super people from across comic books, tv shows, ect.  Students have to combine 3 super people together and include at least 3 accessories to the character.

 

Grading Based On:

 

1. (30 Points) Super Combinations - End picture clearly contains all 3 super people in some way.  You can combine all 3 in to 1 super person, or you could split it up into multiple characters on your page.  You can also use your friends, if you wish and they consent.  Your super person that you make MUST contain YOUR photo(s).

 

2. (10 Points) Titles - Comic Book page is given a title at the top that shows the name of your comic book.  An example would be "Marve's X-MEN" or "Action Comics".  In my case, I'm making mine called "Arch Comics".

 

3. (20 Points) Background - End product must contain a background that makes sense for your comic.  Students grade here is also based on your ability to make it look like it actually is standing or flying in that background.

 

4. (10 Points) Background Removal - Using the magic wand, quick selection tool, eraser, or some type of lasso, students must show removal of the background of their own picture.

 

5. (30 Points) Accessories - Your characters must show at least 3 accessories being used.  This can be a cape, mask or something like a sword.  Please, no guns!  These layers should be able to be hidden or shown upon request so I can see you actually added the accessories yourself.

 

6th Grade:

 

Directions:  Students will continue to learn how to use Photoshop.  Students will then create a comic book character that combines multiple super people from across comic books, tv shows, ect.  Students have to combine 4 super people together and include at least 4 accessories to the character.

 

Grading Based On:

 

1. (30 Points) Super Combinations - End picture clearly contains all 4 super people in some way.  You can combine all 4 in to 1 super person, or you could split it up into multiple characters on your page.  You can also use your friends, if you wish and they consent.  Your super person that you make MUST contain YOUR photo(s).

 

2. (10 Points) Titles - Comic Book page is given a title at the top that shows the name of your comic book.  An example would be "Marve's X-MEN" or "Action Comics".  In my case, I'm making mine called "Arch Comics".

 

3. (10 Points) Thought Bubbles - Comic must include at least 2 thought bubbles or chat bubbles that tell a bit about what is going on in the comic page.  Tese could be coming from the super person you create, or from someone else on the page.

 

4. (20 Points) Background - End product must contain a background that makes sense for your comic.  Students grade here is also based on your ability to make it look like it actually is standing or flying in that background.

 

5. (10 Points) Background Removal - Using the magic wand, quick selection tool, eraser, or some type of lasso, students must show removal of the background of their own picture.

 

6. (20 Points) Accessories - Your characters must show at least 4 accessories being used.  This can be a cape, mask or something like a sword.  Please, no guns!  These layers should be able to be hidden or shown upon request so I can see you actually added the accessories yourself.

 

7th Grade:

Directions:  Students will continue to learn how to use Photoshop.  Students will then create a comic book character that combines multiple super people from across comic books, tv shows, ect.  Students have to combine 4 super people together and include at least 4 accessories to the character(s).  This project will also have the older students create multiple frames that tell a story, just like a real comic book page.

 

Grading Based On:

 

1. (10 Points) Super Combinations - End picture clearly contains all 4 super people in some way.  You can combine all 4 in to 1 super person, or you could split it up into multiple characters on your page.  You can also use your friends, if you wish and they consent.  Your super person that you make MUST contain YOUR photo(s).

 

2. (20 Points) Comic Pages and Frame - Your comic MUST include a frame that divides the comic page in to pieces.  You can find these on Google by typing "Comic Book Template" or similar searches.  This divides out your comic and allows you to tell a story on the page.  You need at least 3 frames for your comic book.

 

2. (10 Points) Titles - Comic Book page is given a title at the top that shows the name of your comic book.  An example would be "Marve's X-MEN" or "Action Comics".  In my case, I'm making mine called "Arch Comics".

 

3. (10 Points) Thought Bubbles - Comic must include at least 2 thought bubbles or chat bubbles that tell a bit about what is going on in the comic page.  These could be coming from the super person you create, or from someone else on the page.  You need at least 1 chat bubble for each frame you are making.

 

4. (10 Points) Background - End product must contain a background for each frame that makes sense for your comic.  Make sure these backgrounds help move the story.  You will need at least 3 backgrounds, since you have at least 3 frames.

 

5. (10 Points) Background Removal - Using the magic wand, quick selection tool, eraser, or some type of lasso, students must show removal of the background of their own picture.

 

6. (10 Points) Accessories - Your characters must show at least 4 accessories being used.  This can be a cape, mask or something like a sword.  Please, no guns!  These layers should be able to be hidden or shown upon request so I can see you actually added the accessories yourself.

 

7. (20 Points) Logo Incorporation - Your comic MUST include the logo that you created with Mrs. Mills in some way.  This logo can be found in the "Footage" folder on your desktop.  Please remove the background it, clean it up, and then use it.  It could be used on your characters, or as a creative part of the page itself.  You could even use it in the name of your comic book.  Be creative with how you use it!

 

8th Grade:

Directions:  Students will continue to learn how to use Photoshop.  Students will then create a comic book character that combines multiple super people from across comic books, tv shows, ect.  Students have to combine 4 super people together and include at least 4 accessories to the character(s).  This project will also have the older students create multiple frames that tell a story, just like a real comic book page.

 

Grading Based On:

 

1. (10 Points) Super Combinations - End picture clearly contains all 4 super people in some way.  You can combine all 4 in to 1 super person, or you could split it up into multiple characters on your page.  You can also use your friends, if you wish and they consent.  Your super person that you make MUST contain YOUR photo(s).

 

2. (20 Points) Comic Pages and Frame - Your comic MUST include a frame that divides the comic page in to pieces.  You can find these on Google by typing "Comic Book Template" or similar searches.  This divides out your comic and allows you to tell a story on the page.  You need at least 4 frames for your comic book.

 

2. (10 Points) Titles - Comic Book page is given a title at the top that shows the name of your comic book.  An example would be "Marve's X-MEN" or "Action Comics".  In my case, I'm making mine called "Arch Comics".

 

3. (10 Points) Thought Bubbles - Comic must include at least 3 thought bubbles or chat bubbles that tell a bit about what is going on in the comic page.  These could be coming from the super person you create, or from someone else on the page.  You need at least 1 chat bubble for each frame you are making.

 

4. (10 Points) Background - End product must contain a background for each frame that makes sense for your comic.  Make sure these backgrounds help move the story.  You will need at least 4 backgrounds, since you have at least 4 frames.

 

5. (10 Points) Background Removal - Using the magic wand, quick selection tool, eraser, or some type of lasso, students must show removal of the background of their own picture.

 

6. (10 Points) Accessories - Your characters must show at least 4 accessories being used.  This can be a cape, mask or something like a sword.  Please, no guns!  These layers should be able to be hidden or shown upon request so I can see you actually added the accessories yourself.

 

7. (20 Points) Logo Incorporation - Your comic MUST include the logo that you created with Mrs. Mills in some way.  This logo can be found in the "Footage" folder on your desktop.  Please remove the background it, clean it up, and then use it.  It could be used on your characters, or as a creative part of the page itself.  You could even use it in the name of your comic book.  Be creative with how you use it!