Your image will NOT include your face. In fact, it will only see the BACK OF YOUR HEAD.
You must plan for your picture to be taken at school. You can wear a hat, ribbon, button, glasses, etc. but ALL will be touching THE BACK OF YOUR HEAD. No words can appear on the photo. And nothing can be on your shoulders - only your head (and ears).
Consider this a disguise to someone who doesn't know you, but something still recognizable by anyone who does know you. Think of how you can give us a hint with something without giving away your identity too easily. Be ready to have your photo taken on Thursday, October 3 by bringing whatever you need to disguise the back of your head. Your head shape must be visible, so NO BAGS OR COMPLETE COVERINGS ALLOWED.
STORY VINE IMAGE
The story you wrote is going to be part of a Story Vine. The tradition of Story Vines comes from Africa and was a necklace made of braided vines that had various objects attached to it. A Storyteller would offer someone a chance to choose one of the objects on the necklace, and when chosen, the Storyteller would tell the story that the object signified. The Story Vine acted like a visual Table of Contents for all of the Storyteller's tales.
Your assignment is to create a single image that stands for your story. Make it simple but colorful, and try to select something that is central to your story.
Make it fit into a canvas size 600 x 600 (a square).
NO WORDS ALLOWED in the image.
<-- Upload the image next door when you are finished...
WORD PROCESSING: A "Conversion Story" - Synopsis then actual writing -
Remember: the wrong thing can't be the result of an accident. It has to be done by choice. And the reason the person decides to make things right is not because of something or someone that threatens them into doing the right thing. The character has to have a real change of heart.
Print out your character list and synopsis and turn it into me at school.
When you write the actual story (not the synopsis), include as much dialogue as you can to tell the story, not just long passages of narration.
Your finished story must be printed out and turned in.
NEXT Assignment: The one-page scene in SCRIPT FORMAT using Word.
The scene has 3 actors: two will have a conflict with each other and the third will be the mediator. The story must be told in dialogue, not narration. The actors may enter separately, but nobody leaves the scene until the conflict is resolved. It must fit on one page (font size = 12, 1" margins on left, top, and right).
WORD PROCESSING: AESOP's FABLES
1. Go to this website and select ONE Aesop's Fable that you like. Copy the fable completely and paste it into a Word file.
2. Hopefully, you chose one that could include dialogue, whether or not it's included in the story you chose. In other words, the story should have at least two creatures interacting with one another. If not, choose another. You are going to add your own dialogue to the story you have chosen. If there is already dialogue in the story, you may use it, but you will still have to add your own dialogue.
3. For each character in the story, you will need to have at least three separate lines spoken by that character, and every character in the story will have to say something that relates to what the others are saying AND to what is going on in the original story.
4. Be sure your formatting of dialogue is correct.
In this project, you will create an image that says at least two things about you in addition to the photo we'll take at school. The photo is described below on the left. Its background will show at least two things about you that are not in the photo of you but that tell us something about your personal story. This will be your logo for your website, and other work you'll do this year. WE WILL CREATE IT IN CLASS!
This part will be created in Paint.net using at least two images that tell us something about you that you want us to know. Your Photo will be the main part of the entire image and the other stuff will be around the edges. NO WORDS ALLOWED. Numbers are allowed, but NOT DATES (e.g. 11/19/2001). While your photo is something of a disguise in which we try to guess who you are from the shape of your head, and whatever else we can pick up, the background images should be very clearly about you. Don't try to fool us with these. These are real clues about you.
When you have created your final logo image, please save it to your computer AND upload it to me above.
Who Owns It?
Please watch the Plagiarism video from Commoncraft below, and then watch the video on Copyright and Creative Commons
Please download the assignment file below and open it in Word or Writer. When you are finished writing, save the document to your computer with your name or initials in the file name, and then upload it to this website using the upload helper on the Home page.