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Narratives in Contemporary Issues A Look at Stories That are Important to Us

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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

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Narratives in Contemporary Issues

A Look at Stories That are Important to Us

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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.

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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

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Key Skills:• Establish one or multiple points of

view• Purposefully sequence events using a

variety of techniques• Use narrative techniques to develop

experiences, events and/or characters • Sequence events so they build on

each other to create a particular tone or outcome

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Key Skills:• Use word choice appropriate to the

purpose and audience of the narrative

• Use word choice to convey a vivid picture of experiences, events, setting, and/or characters

• Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed or resolved over the course of the narrative.

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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)

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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)

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The Process Continued4. End the presentation with a works cited page.

5. Place the presentation in our English III shared folder.

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Point ValuesOne Person: 50/50 pointsTwo People: 25/25 points each

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Due Date

We will begin presenting our narratives to the class starting Thursday.

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Contemporary TopicsArtBiographyBusinessCultureEconomics

EducationMedicineNaturePoliticsScience

SocietySportsTechnologyTravel

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The Following is a Skeletal Structure for our Narratives

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Topic:__________Specific Person, Place, Thing, or Idea

Student Name(s)

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Image(s)8-10 slides (no text)Pay attention to

1. the ordering of the images2. the quality of the images

3. the transitions of the images 4. the details to discuss about the images

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Flash Nonfiction• The 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 words

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Questions?

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Works Cited• MLA Format• Alphabetical Order• All images should be cited• Use www.easybib.com

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Questions?

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The Presentation Scoring Guide

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A Level Participant• Participant offers enough solid information, without

prompting, to move the conversation forward• Participant, through her comments, demonstrates a deep

knowledge of the story without reference to the slides• Participant 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 offers• Participant offers strong details, clarification, and/or follow-up

that extends the storytelling. • Participant’s remarks offer clear mastery of the topic.   • Works Cited page is flawless (20% of grade)

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B Level Participant• Participant offers solid story telling without prompting or

reference to the slides behind her• Through comments, participant demonstrates a good

knowledge of the story and knows most of the latest news• Participant 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 prompts

• Participant shows that she is actively listening to others and offers clarification and/or follow-up

• Works Cited page has minor mistakes, but all sources are cited and overall meet MLA standards.

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C Level Participant• Participant 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.

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D or F Level Participant• Participant 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.

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Scoring BreakdownRequirements Grade

Percentage

Pacing (5-7 minutes) 40%

Images and Layout (7-10 slides) 20%

Flash Nonfiction Slide 20%

Works Cited Page 20%

Off-task Behavior During Another’s Presentation -10% per day

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Recommendations:Prior to presenting, practice your presentation with Mr. Boesch or a family member or friend.