Choice Novel Sharing: Using Vines in the Classroom

I recently assigned students a series of 4-6 Vines to share about their choice novels. The results surprised and delighted me. I myself am still struggling to figure out Vine, and the nice thing was how my students mentored me on it.

If you don’t know, Vines are 6 seconds long and just repeat on a loop, which is great, since I don’t always catch things on the first loop. The affordances of this limited time means students have to really boil down the books to just the important parts. Some students, however, didn’t use Vine, but still made 6 second clips and tied them together with WeVideo (accessible on Google Drive), which also worked great. This means they ended up with 30 second videos that grabbed our attention throughout.

Here are some examples:
One student made Literal Orange (way better than Annoying Orange) to recount A Clockwork Orange. (Start with the bottom one and scroll up.)

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Another student made a stop-animation for The Goldfinch (again, start with the bottom one and move up to the top).

Other ways they shared included having a different 6 second clip for each character (The Poisonwood Bible), a retelling of the story (Tom Sawyer), a series of reviews from people who read it (The Handmaid’s Tale).

Posted by Kate, VP Secondary PCTELA.

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Choice Novel Sharing: Using Vines in the Classroom

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