Those of us who have completed our three paragraphs should move on to storyboarding. First, have your paper Peer Evaluated, then grab the sheets you need from the camera cabinet.
For the rest of us, we next 36 sentences. Split your topic into three main ideas, and write twelve sentences on each of them, double spaced on your paper. Check my examples below if you need to review. I'll spot check your work at the beginning of each hour. The twelve sentences need to be with you; I won't write locker passes for you to get them. If they aren't in front of you, a zero will go in Pinnacle, and I'll have you write them from scratch a second time. It's not the teacher's job to help you bring your materials to class - it's yours and yours alone.
We will write in silence during the hour. Our biggest problem is that we're talking to each other, even though this is an individual assignment. If you're talking to someone else, two people aren't getting their assignment done, so let's work silently. The people who keep saying, "I'm bored with this" are the people who had no work or little work in class on Tuesday. Do your work and we'll move on. Avoid it, and you'll have the same assignment each day. You're bored because you aren't doing anything.
Let's review the main goals of the assignment again:
- Your point is not to write a paper because your teacher told you to. Come up with a subject, a hobby or an obsession that you can explain for two to three minutes with interviews and action shots. What do you LOVE? Preach about it.
- No copyrighted subjects like your favorite band, TV show, movie, video game or any other kind of electronic media. We need something without a brand name.
- Don’t write just to tell us facts. Inspire us to take action, visit a business, consider a topic we’ve never considered before, see something in a new light, or change the way we act toward something.
- Some of us may already have an idea of where to start. Did you give a speech in English class this week? If you can still stand to talk about your topic, you already have a ton of information collected. Don’t be afraid to double dip and make a video about it, too.
- This will be filmed during the last grading period of the semester. Don’t write anything that isn’t in season during that time. Also, don't write anything that you can't film because it's something that you know, but can't show.