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Creative Culmination Project:
Essay 2
IAS 108
Writing a Narrative for Digital
Storytelling
Essay 2 – Write a narrative essay for
your Creative Culmination
• For Essay 2 you will put
your thoughts in writing
and fi...
What is Digital Storytelling?
• Digital Storytelling is a
narrative that is told in
written words, spoken
words, and image...
What is a narrative essay?
• A narrative essay is a
personal account of
connected events
presented to a reader in
a sequen...
More about Narratives
Sites with tips for writing
Narrative Essays
1.

http://www.roanestate.edu/owl/
Describe.html

2.

h...
First, Select Your Topic
• Remember those topic
questions a few weeks
ago?
• The ones you were asked
about in the survey?
...
Just in case….Here they are again!
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

My Gallery of Favorites - What
works in art, music, theatre, a...
Narrow Your Choice Down to One Topic
1.
Hmm…I think I will
choose…. “When I
become a teacher, how
will I use the arts?”

2...
Writing Your Outline
Where do
I begin?
This week we
will start with an
outline to begin
the creative
process.
What Do You Find Interesting?
Chances are, if
you find it
interesting, so
will your
audience!
(For example:
Your Professor...
Tell a Story
• The best teachers are
often great storytellers
(just look at the TED
videos!)
• Stories are the best way
to...
Brainstorm ideas!
• Try using first person
sentence frames to get
started…
• I see…
• I think…
• I feel…
• I wonder…
• I d...
Express your own point of view!
This is NOT
your professor.
Besides the
hair is all
wrong!
Make it Personal
• Think in terms of your
own personal viewpoint
or experience

For example• What can you discover
about a...
Write several drafts
• You can change your
outline and ideas as you
research images, facts,
etc.
Revision is PART of the
c...
Remember –
Research=Looking and Thinking
One example - If your
topic is “Where Do I
Find Art?” try
something as simple as
...
Then look at what you have found
Where did I find art around
me?
I found art –
Listening to the radio on my
way to school
...
Don’t Panic! Ask Questions!
Here are some FAQ’s from other students
FAQ: How do I limit my topic?
• After you brainstorm –
find what looks most
interesting.
• Often a single artist, a
single...
FAQ: How Do I Write a Story About a
Topic Like “The Elements of Art”?
One exampleFind a painting that
you have a strong
co...
Another example…
Choose one element and
explore your personal
response to it.
• For example- COLOR• What color or color
co...
FAQ: What do I do with a broad topic like
“How do the arts celebrate cultural
traditions?”

• The topics are broad on
purp...
Cultural Traditions Can Mean Many Things
Football can be a cultural
tradition – How have artists
celebrated football tradi...
Give Yourself Time to Think
Don’t put it
off until the
last minute!
Submit your Final Draft
• Final Draft for
your Narrative
Essay is due on
ETS Criterion by
Monday,
November 25.
Take Some Time to have Fun!
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    1. 1. Creative Culmination Project: Essay 2 IAS 108 Writing a Narrative for Digital Storytelling
    2. 2. Essay 2 – Write a narrative essay for your Creative Culmination • For Essay 2 you will put your thoughts in writing and figure out what story you want to tell. • This will be the basis for your Creative Culmination Project. • It is the first step in Digital Storytelling.
    3. 3. What is Digital Storytelling? • Digital Storytelling is a narrative that is told in written words, spoken words, and images – similar to a documentary.
    4. 4. What is a narrative essay? • A narrative essay is a personal account of connected events presented to a reader in a sequence of written or spoken words. • Narrative is often a synonym for story.
    5. 5. More about Narratives Sites with tips for writing Narrative Essays 1. http://www.roanestate.edu/owl/ Describe.html 2. https://owl.english.purdue.edu /owl/resource/685/04/ http://www.wikihow.com/Writ e-a-Personal-Narrative 3.
    6. 6. First, Select Your Topic • Remember those topic questions a few weeks ago? • The ones you were asked about in the survey? • You had to name your top 2 choices – sound familiar?
    7. 7. Just in case….Here they are again! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. My Gallery of Favorites - What works in art, music, theatre, and/or dance have impacted me and why? Where do you find art? My journey toward understanding the arts How do the arts celebrate cultural traditions? What elements do artists use to create works of art? How do teachers bring the arts into the classroom? When I become a teacher, how will I use the arts? What can I discover about an art form by studying the life of a favorite artist, dancer, musician, or dramatist?
    8. 8. Narrow Your Choice Down to One Topic 1. Hmm…I think I will choose…. “When I become a teacher, how will I use the arts?” 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. My Gallery of Favorites - What works in art, music, theatre, and/or dance have impacted me and why? Where do you find art? My journey toward understanding the arts How do the arts celebrate cultural traditions? What elements do artists use to create works of art? How do teachers bring the arts into the classroom? When I become a teacher, how will I use the arts? What can I discover about an art form by studying the life of a favorite artist, dancer, musician, or dramatist?
    9. 9. Writing Your Outline Where do I begin? This week we will start with an outline to begin the creative process.
    10. 10. What Do You Find Interesting? Chances are, if you find it interesting, so will your audience! (For example: Your Professor loves frogs…)
    11. 11. Tell a Story • The best teachers are often great storytellers (just look at the TED videos!) • Stories are the best way to get your audience interested.
    12. 12. Brainstorm ideas! • Try using first person sentence frames to get started… • I see… • I think… • I feel… • I wonder… • I discovered…
    13. 13. Express your own point of view! This is NOT your professor. Besides the hair is all wrong!
    14. 14. Make it Personal • Think in terms of your own personal viewpoint or experience For example• What can you discover about an artist or art form? How does that change your understanding?
    15. 15. Write several drafts • You can change your outline and ideas as you research images, facts, etc. Revision is PART of the creative process.
    16. 16. Remember – Research=Looking and Thinking One example - If your topic is “Where Do I Find Art?” try something as simple as walking around campus and noting all of the visual and performing arts you see in one day… You could even take photos!
    17. 17. Then look at what you have found Where did I find art around me? I found art – Listening to the radio on my way to school Salsa dancing with my friends Watching a funny video on YouTube Walking by a statue in the Peace Garden by the library…
    18. 18. Don’t Panic! Ask Questions! Here are some FAQ’s from other students
    19. 19. FAQ: How do I limit my topic? • After you brainstorm – find what looks most interesting. • Often a single artist, a single element, is a good starting place. • Think of going on a journey or investigation.
    20. 20. FAQ: How Do I Write a Story About a Topic Like “The Elements of Art”? One exampleFind a painting that you have a strong connection with then explain how the artist used the elements of art (line shape, color, etc) to communicate that story or meaning.
    21. 21. Another example… Choose one element and explore your personal response to it. • For example- COLOR• What color or color combinations do you find most pleasing? • Where do you find those colors? • How have artists, designers, or advertisers used them for an effect?
    22. 22. FAQ: What do I do with a broad topic like “How do the arts celebrate cultural traditions?” • The topics are broad on purpose. It is up to you to think critically and decide what story you want to tell. • Tip: Choose one cultural tradition that you are passionate about and find ways artists or performers have celebrated it. El Dia de Los Muertos
    23. 23. Cultural Traditions Can Mean Many Things Football can be a cultural tradition – How have artists celebrated football traditions? Cultural traditions can also refer to a time period or society. For example- How did artists celebrate culture in the time of the Renaissance?
    24. 24. Give Yourself Time to Think Don’t put it off until the last minute!
    25. 25. Submit your Final Draft • Final Draft for your Narrative Essay is due on ETS Criterion by Monday, November 25.
    26. 26. Take Some Time to have Fun!
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