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Narratives in Contemporary Issues. A Look at Stories That are Important to Us. Key Skills:. In Reading Informational Text, students will be able to: analyze and evaluate whether the structure of an exposition makes points clear, convincing, and engaging. Key Skills:. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Narratives in Contemporary Issues

Narratives in Contemporary IssuesA Look at Stories That are Important to UsKey Skills:In Reading Informational Text, students will be able to: analyze and evaluate whether the structure of an exposition makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.

Key Skills:In Writing, students will be able to: Engage and orient audience in narratives and establish the significance of the problem, situation, or observation

Key Skills:Establish one or multiple points of viewPurposefully sequence events using a variety of techniquesUse narrative techniques to develop experiences, events and/or characters Sequence events so they build on each other to create a particular tone or outcome

Key Skills:Use word choice appropriate to the purpose and audience of the narrativeUse word choice to convey a vivid picture of experiences, events, setting, and/or charactersProvide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed or resolved over the course of the narrative.

The Process1. Students will pick a topic and research it.2. Students will create images (8-10) to tell their story (no words on the slides)

The Process Continued3. After telling the story through images, students will end with a piece of flash nonfiction

(a brief piece of prose condensed to one slide that tells a story that is connected or related to the chosen topic)

The Process Continued4. End the presentation with a works cited page.5. Share presentation with Mr. Boesch.Point ValuesOne Person: 100 pointsTwo People: 50 pointsDue DateWe will begin presenting our narratives to the class starting tomorrow.Contemporary Topics




The Following is a Skeletal Structure for our NarrativesTopic:__________Specific Person, Place, Thing, or IdeaStudent Name(s)Image(s)8-10 slides (no text)Pay attention to 1. the ordering of the images2. the quality of the images3. the transitions of the images 4. the details to discuss about the imagesFlash NonfictionThe story should be connected to the chosen topic.It is not a recap of events already told.Use in medias res.Has conflict and a brief beginning, middle, and end.No more than fifty wordsQuestions?Works CitedMLA FormatAlphabetical OrderAll images should be citedUse

Questions?The Presentation Scoring GuideA Level ParticipantParticipant offers enough solid information, without prompting, to move the conversation forwardParticipant, through her comments, demonstrates a deep knowledge of the story without reference to the slidesParticipant has come to the seminar well prepared (5-7 minute presentation time frame is met)Participant, through her storytelling, is actively engaged with the audience and offersParticipant offers strong details, clarification, and/or follow-up that extends the storytelling. Participants remarks offer clear mastery of the topic. Works Cited page is flawless (20% of grade)B Level ParticipantParticipant offers solid story telling without prompting or reference to the slides behind herThrough comments, participant demonstrates a good knowledge of the story and knows most of the latest newsParticipant makes eye contact with the audience most of the time.Participant has come to the seminar prepared: Student has good command of the story without notes or other written promptsParticipant shows that she is actively listening to others andoffers clarification and/or follow-up Works Cited page has minor mistakes, but all sources are cited and overall meet MLA standards.

C Level ParticipantParticipant offers some incongruous parts of the story, but needs prompting from the teacher or audience.Through comments, participant demonstrates a general knowledge of the story.Participant makes some eye contact with the audience.Participant is less prepared and does not offer clarification and/or follow-up to others comments. Audience is left with many questions. Participant summarizes some of the slides.Participant relies more upon his or her opinion, and less on the facts to drive her story. Works Cited page has several minor errors, but all sources are noted.

D or F Level ParticipantParticipant offers little commentary about the story (goes too fast)Participant comes to the seminar ill-prepared.Participant does not field questions, offers no background to further the discussion. Typically, the student simply summarizes the images in front of her. Participant fails to pay attention to the required time (5-7 minutes)Participant has no understanding of the details to the story she is telling the class.Participant simply summarizes the slides before her.Participant does not cite all of the sources or merely cites the URL. Scoring BreakdownRequirementsGrade PercentagePacing (5-7 minutes)40%Images and Layout (7-10 slides)20%Flash Nonfiction Slide20%Works Cited Page20%Off-task Behavior During Anothers Presentation-10% per dayRecommendations:Prior to presenting, practice your presentation with Mr. Boesch or a family member or friend.