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Kansas students’ movie project gets star treatment

KSAL StaffDecember 16, 2013

A class of Wichita fourth-graders has gotten the red-carpet treatment.

The Wichita Eagle reports the Colvin Elementary School students pulled up Saturday morning at the Palace Theater in limousines to watch the movie they wrote, edited, produced and filmed. Teacher Brianna Falvey says the extra attention was a “huge motivational tool for them.”

For the project, the mostly native Spanish speaking students were split into groups. They selected a genre and wrote their scripts. The groups chose to work on a newscast, horror, science fiction and action segments and a music video.

Falvey says the district has been encouraging teachers to come up with creative ways to incorporate literacy into activities. Several businesses chipped in money to make the event possible, including the theater and limo company.

Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle

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