The Black Cat and Other Stories
ESOL 1 Literature:
Please follow the reading schedule for "The Black Cat and Other Stories" each week.
You will find the reading schedule to the left of this page.
Your packet assignments are due MONDAY of every week.
Be ready for your quiz each Monday on reading and vocabulary!
FACT! The American poet, fiction writer and critic, Edgar Allan Poe (1809–49),
wrote some of the scariest stories ever written!
EARN EXTRA POINTS FOR YOUR TEAM!
The Mask of the Red Death
In The Mask of the Red Death a prince tries to escape a horrible epidemic by locking the doors of his castle – but of course fails.
Earn 30 points for your team!
Task - Write a mystery story of at least 150 words titled "The Tall Masked Man"
Short Film Assignment - The Black Cat and Other Stories Final Project
What will you do?
You will make a short film with your team about one of the short films read in class.
When is it due?
You will present your film to the class on the following date: Monday, May 21st.
What should your movie include?
Your movie must include information that shows your understanding of the following elements within your story: Characters, storyline/plot, setting, tone/mood and don't forget the props!
What steps should you take?
1. Read your assigned story and write a summary about it. Each member or the group must do this.
2. Storyboard -The first thing you want to consider is if you fully understand the story or not. Therefore, you must ask me if you have any doubts or questions
3. Storyboard your ideas out. This is probably the most important step of the whole creating process since if it's not done properly, your whole project will be difficult.
4. Think about how you want movie to look. Perhaps a video compiled of still images or a mixture of stills and video....It's up to you. A musical background to add horror, interest and emotion.
5. What method of changing from one scene to the next do you want to use? Do you want to fade to black? Or use some kind of manipulation that gives the impression of a page turning, or a spiraled fade.
6. Take a look at some horror films. What makes them scary and interesting? What kind of costumes did they use? What kind of props did they use? What music did they use? Did the music quicken, or create a particular feeling?
7. What technology will you use? (Movie Maker, Photo Story 3, iMovie, Voice Thread, Bubble Share, PowerPoint, Mapwings, Avatars, ect)
Where should you begin?
1. After reading, begin planning your movie by brainstorming. Your brainstorm/concept map should contain the main concepts of Theme, Setting, Characters and Plot. Begin to plan out what you want to include in your movie.
2. Next, use the attached story board to begin planning your short film. Remember each slide should be planned prior to design taking place. I understand that changes will take place throughout, but try to get a good base thought out.
3. Begin designing your short film. Make sure you have text, images, video and voice (others and your own) included in your film.
4. Have fun, stay on task, and be a team!