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Powerpoint presentation for CNH ELSA digital storytelling project spring 2011

Powerpoint presentation for CNH ELSA digital storytelling project spring 2011

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