Digital Storytelling: A Webquest

Standards

Provided below is a list of the Illinois Learning Standards for English Language Arts for Late High School as they are addressed by this Digital Storytelling unit.  Provided for each is an explanation of how the standards is addressed in the unit and how that is assessed.  In addition I have provided the same information in a Microsoft Word 97-2003 document (.doc) that can be downloaded at the bottom of the screen.

Digital Storytelling Unit:
Illinois Learning Standards for English Language Arts for Late High School

1.A.5b  Analyze the meaning of abstract concepts and the effects of particular word and phrase choices.

Present and assessed throughout the unit as the students analyze abstract concepts that are a key part of Digital Storytelling and also is present and assessed when they respond to and discuss the defining aspects and effects of wording in the short stories / scripts.

 

1.B.5b  Analyze the defining characteristics and structures of a variety of complex literary genres and describe how genre affects the meaning and function of the texts.

Present and assessed through the response and discussion concerning story topics / genres.

 

1.B.5c  Evaluate a variety of compositions for purpose, structure, content and details for use in school or at work.

Present and assessed through the students’ responses to forms or organization and composition as well as their discussions of how they might utilize aspects from each themselves.

 

1.B.5d  Read age-appropriate material with fluency and accuracy.

Present and assessed throughout the unit as students must be able to understand all the sources and guidance in order to successfully learn and complete the assignments as well as produce their own compositions.

 

1.C.5c  Critically evaluate information from multiple sources.

Present and assessed throughout the unit as the students must engage outside sources continuously.

 

 

1.C.5d  Summarize and make generalizations from content and relate them to the purpose of the material.

Present and assessed through the responses to Digital Stories, short stories, scripts etc. that are present throughout the unit as well as looking at the story topics and elements and how they influence and guide the story.

 

 

1.C.5e  Evaluate how authors and illustrators use text and art across materials to express their ideas (e.g., complex dialogue, persuasive techniques).

Present and assessed through the responses to Digital Stories, short stories, scripts etc. that are present throughout the unit.

 

2.A.5a  Compare and evaluate oral, written or viewed works from various eras and traditions and analyze complex literary devices (e.g., structures, images, forms, foreshadowing, flashbacks, stream of consciousness).

Present and assessed in their responses to other Digital Stories as their reflections on their own use of such devices.

 

2.A.5b  Evaluate relationships between and among character, plot, setting, theme, conflict and resolution and their influence on the effectiveness of a literary piece.

Present and assessed in their creation of a graphic organizer, Written Product, and their analysis present in their reflections and responses to other’s and their own work.

 

2.B.5a  Analyze and express an interpretation of a literary work.

Present and assessed in their analysis of a story or script and its format as well as in a non-literary work when they analyze and discuss other Digital Stories.

 

3.A.5  Produce grammatically correct documents using standard manuscript specifications for a variety of purposes and audiences.

Present and assessed in the many responses and reflections as well as the Written Product they produce throughout the unit.

 

3.B.5  Using contemporary technology, produce documents of publication quality for specific purposes and audiences; exhibit clarity of focus, logic of organization, appropri­ate elaboration and support and overall coherence.

Present and assessed in the final Digital Story that is created.

 

3.C.5a  Communicate information and ideas in narrative, informative and persuasive writing with clarity and effectiveness in a variety of written forms using appropriate traditional and/or electronic formats; adapt content, vocabulary, voice and tone to the audience, purpose and situation.

Present and assessed in the Written Product they create as well as in their responses and reflections.

 

4.A.5b  Use techniques for analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of oral messages.

Present and assessed through the responses to other Digital Stories as well as synthesis of their own messages.

 

 

4.B.5a  Deliver planned and impromptu oral presentations, as individuals and members of a group, conveying results of research, projects or literature studies to a variety of audiences (e.g., peers, community, business/industry, local organizations) using appropriate visual aids and available technology.

Present and assessed through the oral presentation before the Digital Story is presented and the discussion afterwards.

 

4.B.5c  Implement learned strategies to self-monitor communication anxiety and appre­hension (e.g., relaxation and transference techniques, scripting, extemporaneous outlining, repetitive practice).

Addressed through the information concerning time management and assessed by how the students then utilize time management throughout the unit to complete assignments on time.

 

5.A.5b  Research, design and present a project to an academic, business or school community audience on a topic selected from among contemporary issues.

Present and assessed through the compilation of and presentation of the Digital Story.

 

5.B.5a  Evaluate the usefulness of information, synthesize information to support a thesis, and present information in a logical manner in oral and written forms.

Present and assessed through numerous responses and reflections as well as the short story or script creation.

 

5.B.5b  Credit primary and secondary sources in a form appropriate for presentation or publication for a particular audience.

Present in and assessed through the citation of media used in the presentation and in the response file.

 

5.C.5b  Support and defend a thesis statement using various references including media and electronic resources.

Present in the overall purpose of their story which be assessed by its presence in the final presentation.


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