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Fortnite Literature Machinima: The Alternate Ending

Did the novel have to end that way? If you were the author, is that the ending you would have written? In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to reimagine and rewrite the ending to a novel. They will be creating a machinima (video) in Fortnite Creative mode to share their alternate conclusion.

Overview

Did the novel have to end that way? If you were the author, is that the ending you would have written? 

Students will analyze the text, come up with a different ending, and develop an island in Fortnite Creative to act out and record the ending as they envision it. The final product will be a machinima video produced with Fortnite Creative and screen recording software. *Machinima is filmmaking within real-time 3D virtual environments, often appropriated from existing video game engines. 
 

Learning objectives

Students will be able to:
 
  • Analyze a literary work and develop an original ending
  • Write a screenplay based on their original writing
  • Utilize the tools in Fortnite Creative Mode to create a virtual setting using prefabs, galleries, and devices
  • Direct “actors” in games based on a written screenplay
  • Utilize screen recording software (and/or video editing software) to produce a machinima video based on their screenplay
 

Subject

Language Arts
 

Grade level

Grades 9 - 12
 

Teacher

Steve Isaacs 


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