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Ppt session 4

  1. 1. Digital Storytelling <br />Workshop for CNH ELSA 3 students<br />Spring 2011<br />Session 4: Pre-writing & Writing a First Draft<br />
  2. 2. Warm-up: Discussion Questions<br />What __________ ___________ do last night?<br />____________ you a Canucks _________ ?<br />_____________ did you __________ ________ breakfast?<br />Have you _______________ your census form in the mail?<br />Do you __________ any ____________ for the weekend?<br />Do you _______ a topic idea for your digital________?<br />
  3. 3. Review<br />What did we do the last time Sara was here?<br />
  4. 4. A good digital story…<br />In small groups, talk about the digital stories we’ve seen. As a group, write down 3 or 4 things that describe a good digital story.<br />…isn’t too long.<br />…has an interesting topic and a clear focus.<br /> <br />…is narrated in a clear, loud voice.<br /> <br />…has interesting pictures that match the story.<br /> <br />...doesn’t have too much unnecessary information.<br /> <br />…often includes the storyteller’s feelings and emotions.<br /> <br />…is from the heart.<br />
  5. 5. When you shared your meaningful item with your classmates on Tuesday, you spoke from the heart!<br />
  6. 6. Mind Map: What’s my story? <br />Think about words that describe who you are. Create a ‘map’ that shows different things about you.<br />buying a house<br />becoming a mom<br />coming to Canada<br />How can I keep my children healthy and happy?<br />Will I find a job soon?<br />Don’t forget to think about your past, present, and future!<br />
  7. 7. Choosing a topic and a focus for your story<br />Use page 3 of your project workbook to help you choose a topic and a focus for your digital story.<br />You can work on the workbook questions with a partner, or you can work by yourself.<br />If you need help, ask a classmate or Sara!<br />
  8. 8. Your Project Workbook<br />Good writers think, plan and organize their ideas before writing. Use your project workbook to:<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />
  9. 9. Brainstorm example: My House<br />buying a house purple door 2003<br /> blueberry and raspberry bushes grandma’s money<br />is it big enough? my 3 kids were born there<br />east Vancouver many weeds & dead plants in the garden<br /> cluttered & messy: garden, rooms, toys, dishes<br />family and friends drop by a lot favourite room?<br />I love my house so many things need fixing<br />
  10. 10. Outline example<br />Topic: my house<br />Main point #1: introducing my house & the history of my house<br /><ul><li> East Vancouver, close to downtown and North Shore mountains
  11. 11. bought it in 2003
  12. 12. Grandma – money to buy a house
  13. 13. Grandma once told me, “you are nothing until you buy a house”</li></li></ul><li>…and the rest of my outline<br />Main point #2: the mess in my house<br /><ul><li> dishes, laundry, toys  clutter
  14. 14. we are busy, active, and spend time together as a family</li></ul>Main point #3: my children<br /><ul><li> they were all born in this house
  15. 15. the house = my family now</li></ul>Main point #4: my favourite room<br /><ul><li> upstairs bathroom – why? Heated floors
  16. 16. early morning, sitting on the floors, working on my computer </li></li></ul><li>Write your first draft<br />When you write your first draft, don’t worry about the spelling or grammar. Focus on the ideas that you want to include in your story. Find a comfortable place in the classroom to write, relax, and have fun writing!<br />
  17. 17. Questions?<br />I know what I want to write but I don’t know the English words.<br />My head hurts and I feel tired. I don’t feel like writing a first draft!<br />How much should I write?<br />______________?<br />
  18. 18. On Monday…<br />bring a photo or item that could be used with your story<br />you will finish your first draft and work with classmates to edit your first draft<br />bring a laptop if you have one?<br />

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