I created a video on Animoto about the life cycle of a butterfly.
In flipped classroom fashion, I would post a link for my students to watch at home: Life Cycle of a Butterfly
Students would be instructed to take notes and make sure to know what each stage of the cycle is.
Once in class, students would then be put into 4 groups - one for each stage of the cycle. The groups would then have time to look through readings and pictures about the life cycle of a butterfly and then they would have to present briefly on the stage of the life cycle that their group was assigned.
I would then talk about Animoto and give a lesson on how to use it. Students would then be instructed to pick an animal or a plant and then create their own Animoto video, similar to mine, about the life cycle of the animal or plant that they chose.
The performance indicator for this would be-
Performance Indicator - ESL.I.5-126.96.36.199:
Students apply self-monitoring and self-correcting strategies for accurate language production
and oral and written presentation, using established criteria for effective presentation of
I would assess their videos based on a rubric - was the animal/plant they chose clearly identified? Did they list each stage of that particular life cycle? Did they include appropriate pictures to show each stage?