Elements of Storytelling
Listen to the following podcasts and read along with the transcript and take notes using the handout you were given in class.
Think about stories your parents, family or friends have told you — or that you heard on the radio or somewhere else. What are the elements and techniques of great storytelling? How can stories we hear, but can’t see, be sometimes even more powerful than stories dramatized or documented on TV or in film?
Listen to these podcast episodes and use the note-taking form to organize your thoughts on the storytelling elements you hear during the pdocasts. After you complete your listening and note taking. Answer the questions below and be prepared to share your thoughts with the class.
"When the Civil War Ended She Was My Age"
"Seeking to End Cycle of Abuse"
"THE PROM" player.themoth.org/#/?actionType=ADD_AND_PLAY&storyId=10965
2019 AWMC Team Competes in Prelims.
20 students competed in the preliminary round of the August Wilson Monologue Competition this year. We had our strongest competition team to date. I am proud of all 20 members of our team. The young men on our team stepped their game up to a higher level than ever before joining the outstanding young women who have been getting stronger every year, too. We wish our five seniors who advanced to the semi-finals round well and are excited to have them perform again on Tuesday in the Top 60. Show them some love in the comments below. Please keep it positive and school appropriate.
Accessing a Podcast
Listen to 3-5 minutes of at least three of the podcasts and utilize some of the features such as the ability to pause, rewind, and fast-forward the program.
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Podcast Journal Writing Prompts
All writing prompts must be completed in your journals by the assigned dates. You are responsible for completing these writing prompts on your own time at home or when you have down time in class. The teacher will not read your journals, just check for completion of the week’s work. These writing prompts will also provide us with a great deal of source material for our short film and podcasts this spring. The more work you put into your journals now, the more you will have to work with when it comes time to write for our movie and podcasts.
Writing prompts February 11 - 15. 100-word minimum. You must complete 5 of the assigned prompts by Friday, 2/16/19.
Writing prompts February 18-22. 100-word minimum. You must complete 4 of the assigned prompts by Friday, 2/22/19.
Writing prompts February 25 - March 1 100-word minimum. You must complete 5 of the assigned prompts by Friday, 3/1/19.
Writing prompts week March 4 - March 8. 100-word minimum. You must complete 5 of the assigned prompts by Friday, 3/8/19.
Free write topics can be found here:
1,000+ Writing Prompts from the New York Times
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Elements of Podcasts
While listening to each of these three podcasts excerpts (between one and three minutes complete the note-taking worksheet to take notes on both the episode's topic and production elements.
EPISODE'S TOPIC = What is being said or discussed.
PRODUCTION ELEMENTS = Various aspects of the podcast that create the listening experience (interviews, conversations, music, sound effects, etc.).
With a partner answer the following questions and be prepared to share your answers with the class:
This is the place to find documents given to you in class and all of your homework assignments. If you lose something, it is your responsibility to print a new copy before class.