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Outline and Draft the Presentation(Storyboard)_Multimedia


How do I plan a multimedia presentation?
Create a storyboard to accompany the text you have written as a first step in creating your multimedia presentation.  

Time To Complete 

2+ Days

Common Core Standards 

  • CCRA.SL.4
  • CCRA.SL.5
  • CCRA.W.6

I Can Statements 

  • I can:
    • Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience (6-8.WHST.4)
    • With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed (6-8.WHST.5)
  • I will know my draft is of high quality when it:
    • Approaches the requirements for the assignment in terms of content, format, and length
    • Considers the needs of purpose and audience
    • Is clear and coherent (a complete draft)
    • Provides a logical progression of ideas

Assessing Student Readiness to Move to the Next Formative Task:

  • Confer with students, reviewing their drafts first for ideas, details, and organization to ensure they meet the requirements of the assignment, purpose, and audience.
  • Ask students to use rubrics or checklists to self-assess their work and develop a plan for revision.



Possible Activities 
  1. Offer students a chance to look at exemplar storyboards to identify key features such as visuals and audio that are paired with the text.

  2. Model how to create a storyboard for a presentation through think-alouds, revealing how you organize your notes and then begin to create your draft. Try multiple organizations and ask students to evaluate what they find most effective and why. See resources with various storyboard layouts below

  3. Have students fill out a storyboard planning sheet, answering questions like:

    • Which evidence is essential? Which isn’t?
    • What media will I use in which parts of the presentation for what desired outcome?
    • What will be my order, or flow, of information?
  4. Use centers with specific supports or lessons based on student need (writing strong introductions, maintaining professional language and tone, closing with power, layout and design of storyboard). Allow students to work in different partnerships or peer edits.

  5. In writer’s workshop style have students work to draft their storyboards.  Through teacher and peer conferencing, students can get individualized support.

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