Podcasts Nonfiction Narratives Grades 3-5
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All entries, from conception to final product, must be written, directed, and produced by the students entering the production. However, there is no age limit on the actors or performers who appear in the production. Each entry must have a title graphic and include acknowledgement of any copyrighted material. Copyrighted material can be submitted on the entry form instead of being part of the recorded entry.
Entries must be submitted digitally. Links can be generated from students’ Office 365 accounts and other web platforms.
Content Achieves Purpose
The element of content deals with the overall choice of subject matter. It should be appropriate for the purpose indicated. It should be timely and well thought out. It should have a purpose and theme and should satisfy a personal or informational need. Will anyone care about the content of your production? Is the subject or idea big enough to sustain the entire program? Is the story or message clear?
Content Suitable to Audience
The element of content deals with the overall choice of subject matter. It should be appropriate for the audience indicated. It should take into account aspects of the audience including age, gender, knowledge on a subject, etc. Will the specified audience care about the content of the production? Would the story or message be clear to the audience?
Provide fresh, interesting insights into the subject of your program.
Show evidence of planning and choice through all parts of your production as you focus on achieving the program's purpose. Show that the information or story is paced and developed in a way that keeps viewers interested and helps them understand your meaning.
Does your program heighten audience attention and interest? Does the program touch human emotions or feelings? When the program is over, does it leave a meaning with the audience? Does it grab the audience’s attention?
Appropriate Design Techniques/Resources
Have you used the media opportunities available to you to their maximum effect? Did your choice of medium suit your purpose? Show evidence of planning and choice through all parts of your production as you focus on achieving the program's purpose. Show that the information or story is paced and developed in a way that keeps viewers interested and helps them understand your meaning. A media production is like a puzzle. It has lots of pieces such as sound, effects, transitions, etc. When you combine all these pieces, they should fit together to make one overall impression of technical skill.
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