6 Great Multimodal Starting Points for Writing

Have had a great afternoon browsing, rereading and bookmarking some of my favourite Mulitimodal and Visual Texts. I bookmarked these on Delicious, but have also decided to share them here with the notes I jotted as I went and in order to provide back links to a couple of previous posts where I reflected on the use of a couple.

YouTube - Bert - Moon Sung Lee
Animated story, dialogue free narrative. Great for multimodal reading actvities and talk for writing. Previous Post Spot the Inference.

YouTube - Kiwi! - Don Permedi
Another great dialogue free narrative. Suggested uses by visitors include support for framing y5 narrative units either alongside or instead of the piano.
Links to previous Post: Kiwi by Don Permedi

YouTube - Geri's Game From Pixar
Another useful story for prediction, inference, freeze framing and discussing feelings from Pixar

YouTube - Mike's New Car From Pixar

Some fantastic moments in this movie for freezeframing, discussing thoughts and feelings through exagerated gesture? Just what was going through Sully's mind before he replied to Mike's question? What did he realy think about his new car?

YouTube - DIVX version of Birds Short from Pixar
Not entirely dialogue free but what what might be being said? Just what is going on here? How do the characters respond to each other and the arrival of the larger bird? What do the small birds think of him, and how de we know? Can we create a sense of atmosphere, using clues from action and gesture? What might a human voice over for this film sound like?

YouTube - Michael Dudok De Wit - The Monk and the Fish
A dialogue free narrative, useful for talking about the structure of film, scene setting and camera shots, framing and angle. See reference on Teachers'TV
Reading Film: The Lesson
Reading Film: The Monk and The Fish


Karen Johnson said...

top tips - these are really useful for storytelling. Thank you

Jonathan Kitchin said...

Thanks for posting these. They will be really useful for my class' narrative writing next term!

Two Whizzy said...

Karen and Jonathan, thanks for visiting. Am using Bert as a familiar story with my class at the moment. They love it and even after more than one use, we still find something new in each reading. Look forward to hearing more about how you have used them, or sharing other stories that you have used.