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1 “The Night Before Christmas” or The Night Before Christmas (poetry in quotes or italics) by Clement C. Moore Illustrated and Narrated by __________________ of Mrs. Baker’s ________ period December 2, 2011

2 ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

3 The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads; And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled down for a long winter’s nap,

4 When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

5 The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below, When what to my wondering eyes should appear, But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer. With a little old driver, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

6 More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name; “Now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now Prancer and Vixen! On Comet! On Cupid! On Donder and Blitzen! To the top of the porch, to the top of the wall! Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!

7 As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky, So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, With the sleigh full of toys and St. Nicholas, too.

8 And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof The prancing and pawing of each little hoof. As I drew in my head, and was turning around, Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound!

9 He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot; A bundle of toys he had flung on his back, And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

10 His eyes, how they twinkled! His dimples How merry! His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry! His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, And the beard on his chin was as white as snow; The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath.

11 He had a broad face and a little round belly, That shook, when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly. He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself. A wink of his eye and a twist of his head, Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

12 He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk. And laying a finger aside his nose, And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.

13 He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, And away they all flew like the down of a thistle. But a heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight,

14 “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

15 Instructions: Please click on the following link to read about Clement C. Moore. You must write a summary of the article on your own paper, show it to Mrs. Baker for editing, then you will type/design it on this slide, inserting a text box. http://poetry.poetryx.com/poets/116/bio/ Learn how to insert a text box by clicking on the project web site short video tutorial

16 This slide is for defining old-school vocabulary used in the classic poem, The Night Before Christmas. You may use the powerpoint dictionary to find the meanings. Show your rough draft to Mrs. Baker for editing. Then redesign this slide with your answers, inserting a text box. 1.‘twas6. coursers 2.‘kerchief7. tarnished 3.clatter8. peddler 4.sash9. thistle 5.lustre 10. ‘ere I do not know how to use powerpoint dictionary!!!!! Click on the project website to watch a short tutorial on how to use it!

17 This slide is for you to write about a holiday tradition, custom, fun thing, church thing, traveling thing or family thing you always seem to do over the holiday break. Please show Mrs. Baker your rough draft, she will edit it, and you must type/design it on this slide, Inserting a text box.

18 More instructions: When all 14 slides of the poem are completed… When your Clement C. Moore biography slide is completed… When your vocabulary slide is completed… When your personal slide is completed…. You must convert all those PowerPoint slides to a jpeg picture for your Photo Story Presentation Remember how? Watch a short movie tutorial on how to save your completed power Point to a.jpeg (picture format) so it can be imported to your photo-story. Click on project web site. The slides should be saved to your LA folder… “save as” again, but remember to jump down and choose JPEG… format Create a new folder, name it poem  Save your powerpoint into your new folder, located in your LA folder.  When you begin a new Photo Story project, import them…be careful not to pick up of your Veteran’s Day pictures!

19 Another step… Please go to the link below, type christmas in the search spot, and select your music for your presentation. It will need to be 5-7 minutes long, so you’ll have to choose the longer version to download and select it twice, or more, for all the slides in your Photo Story3 presentation; http://www.freeplaymusic.com/ For a short video tutoral for Searching and saving on Freeplay music Click on the project web site

20 Finally… You must narrate only the poem, The Night Before Christmas. That’s 14 slides of your sweet little voice. Your music can be heard for the remaining slides. Save…save…save… We will review in class how to save and play to a movie file with the “cone” icon appearing. Click on the project website for a short movie tutorial on how to save your movie as the correct.wmv (cone) file


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