Designs a general question that does not allow for a clearly focused approach.
Selects a thinking tool to assist in planning.
Locates information and images which are not always relevant.
With assistance, creates a storyboard that makes some use of multimodal elements.
Writes a narrative script in which the viewpoint is not always focused but which attempts to communicate personal information.
Designs an appropriate focus question which concentrates the story on a particular aspect of their life.
Selects and uses an appropriate thinking tool to assist in planning the story.
Locates and selects relevant information, including images and sounds, to use in the story.
Creates a storyboard which articulates the combination of multimodal elements such as sound, words and images.
Uses voice to some effect in the voice-over narrative.
Creates an effective electronic text which makes use of appropriate sound, words and images to communicate ideas and understandings to a specific audience.
Uses voice effectively and fluently in voice-over narrative, making appropriate use of pitch, volume, pauses and intonation.
Creates an extremely effective electronic text which makes complex use of the interplay between multimodal elements to communicate significance understandings to a specific audience.
Uses voice in the narrative voice-over in an engaging, dynamic and highly effective manner.
English, Thinking Processes
Ability to review and edit an electronic text and evaluate the process involved in its creation.
Reviews and edits some aspects of the electronic text.
Uses a thinking tool to reflect on the process and/or evaluate learning and performance.
Reviews and edits all aspects of the electronic text during the process of creation to ensure use of accurate English, both spoken and written, and effective use of sound and presentation of images.
Selects and uses an appropriate thinking tool to reflect on the process and to evaluate learning and performance.
The highly polished nature of the finished digital story indicates great care has been taken in reviewing and editing not only the technical aspects of the story, but also its intended effect on the specified audience.
Selects and uses a highly appropriate thinking tool to show an ability to engage in considered reflection and significant evaluation.