Learning Target: Students will present their photo essays to the class by narrating their thinking in the composition process and clarifying their use of visual rhetoric to convey a theme. Students will also practice critique, by commenting creating a definition of quality.
Prompt (2/4) & (2/5): What is the most important characteristic of a quality photo essay? *Keep your prompt sheet out for presentations, so that you can share detailed observations from today.
- Independent Reading (20 min)
- Your first Book Mark should be finished for today; we will begin publishing them on Wednesday.
- Photo Essay Presentations will be Monday and Tuesday and you will be called on in a random order. During presentations, audience members should show respect with positive body language and clapping afterword. Audience members should also be making observations on their prompt sheet, to support their personal response to today’s prompt.
Learning Target: Students will assemble the written and visual components of their photo essay and use peer feedback to make sure they are communicating a theme.
Prompt (2/27): Create an awesome doodle!
Prompt (2/28): Identify an appropriate color and symbol for the following topic: integrity. Explain your choices for both color and symbol. Then create a sketch using the color and symbol.
Prompt (3/1): Identify an appropriate color and symbol for the following topic: success. Explain your choices for both color and symbol. Then create a sketch using color and symbol.
*Before turning in your prompt sheet this week, make a star next to your best one of the Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday responses. The one you mark will be graded.
- Be sure you have read and completed expectations for Found, Foundations, and Writing portions of the photo essay unit. Also make sure that you have shared your completed work with Ms. Johnson.
- Once you have your images and have started to organize them, it is essential to think about your audience and presentation. Use the following checklist to make sure you are on the right track to finish your photo essay on Friday and begin presenting on Monday:
- Theme: You have a theme or message for your audience. It is evident to the reader that you are passionate about your theme and that it is original to your unique personality…answering the question, “How will you be your own person?” The theme is not cleche or obvious, but new and interesting.
- Characterization/Tone: The overall impression of the photo essay reflects your personality. The color, tone, style, content, organization, and quality of the final piece makes readers think “yes, that’s so you.” The color enhances the intended tone, which is consistent throughout the essay.
- Photography: The 8-10 images are original. You took them yourself for this purpose, during this unit. The images are clear and they have a consistency which makes them fit together. The images are the main way that your theme is communicated.
- Text: There are two kinds of text on each slide. 1) Informative text, which explains who/what is in the image and where it is taking place. 2) Narrative text, which supports the theme of the essay in either poetic, lyric, or prose form. The text is original, created by you. It is clear, concise, and easy to read. It does not distract readers from the image.
- Presentation: The presentation clearly communicates how the images were created and explains how they the images together in the essay to show the intended theme, topic, tone, and character. The presentation is engaging and on time.
- Create an outline to use during your presentation. Use your brainstorming sheet and craft clear responses to the following questions: 1. Explain why you chose your topic and theme. Why are they important to you? 2. You were to create a metaphor in your photo essay. Explain what the metaphor is, what it looks like in your photo essay, and what it helps your audience understand. 3. What did you attempt to capture in your photographs? How do they help capture who you are as individual? Provide evidence from your photos. 4. What is the tone of your photo essay? How did you create this tone (color, diction, images, etc.)? How does your audience come to understand your character? How does the tone of the essay support who you are as a character? 5.Answer the question: How am I going to be my own person? How is the answer visible in your photo essay?
- Practice your presentation with a classmate or family member. Answer any questions they have and make any necessary changes.