They will then find the meanings of the words using dictionary.com and discuss if they think the definitions that they find are able to be applied to how the word is being used on their poster.
They will then write their own definitions to go with the labels on their posters.
Here is some of the ongoing discussion that was happening during the lesson.
Here is the direct instruction for finding the definitions of the design words using Dictionary.com.
Lesson Topic :- Analysis of Movie Posters
Year Group :- Year 11 (Jump Start )
To be able to understand and use some basic design terms related to poster design.
Links with the New Zealand Curriculum
NCEA Level 1 - Curriculum Level 6
Outcome development and evaluation
Critically analyse their own and others’ outcomes to inform the development of ideas for feasible outcomes.
The class have done some graphics work in Year 9 and Year 10.
Definition labels - cut up coloured paper.
The design terms that they have been using and applying today will be used in their own design work when they get to poster layout design.
Reflection and Analysis
What went well.
The students worked quite well in their pairs and small teams considering this was their first time doing this in the lesson. I was pleased with the level of communication between them when they were deciding where to put the design word labels. They had a really good try with everything I asked them to do in this session and we got through a lot of work today. Some of them were willing to speak their ideas to the whole group. They had a go with all of the word labels they were given, even the more difficult ones.
I am pleased I decided to do this activity over a double period as it gave us lots of time and not rush through any element.
What still needs work.
As this was our first lesson doing literacy, I was over controlling and talked FAR TOO MUCH. As I get more confident myself in doing this kind of work, I hope I am able to let go more and let the students lead.
There was little bit of slacking off in the pairs, with a couple of them letting their partner do most of the work.