NARRATIVE

This is the basic skill before moving on to the other 4 articulation skills. 
It is an ability of how the student understands the stories and the way the student re-tells stories.

It includes how the student uses expressive language and if the student can tell events by order.

In ICAN, we think summarizing and storytelling are most important to build this skill.   

In our class, we require all students to practice by taking a summarizing video of the story or information they have read.

NARRATIVE

Storytelling

Understand

Predict

Critical Thinking

summarizing

Story

Sequence

THE POWER OF NARRATION

In ICAN, we want our students to narrate today's lesson in order to practice their speaking and comprehension. We do so by encouraging them to use their own words and express them in front of a camera!

It doesn't only end with stories. Almost anything can be narrated by students by SUMMARIZING lessons or anything that they learned for that day.

ICAN STUDENT ASSESSMENT

A narrative assessment is the analysis of a story told by an individual to assess language and communication. A narrative can be used to measure pragmatic language use because it involves recounting a personal experience or retelling a story to another individual.

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Read and Summarize!

Checking their input processing speed to get the quality of their output

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Simplify!

Using simple sentences in telling the story (the basic process of output creation)

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Use Complex Sentences!

Using Complex sentences by using relative clauses and describing the story with details.

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VISUAL STORYTELLING MAGIC

Many people do not recognize what they want to tell at once. The reason is having too many focal points in the sentences. That means the sentence is compelled to be rather long and complex for the purpose of fulfilling the speaker's intention rather than a simplified text.

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A crucial step is by converting complex sentences into simple ones. A complex sentence can be converted to a simple sentence by changing noun clauses, adjective clauses and adverb clauses to a word or phrase. 

Noun clauses

He admitted that he was guilty. (Complex sentence)
He admitted his guilt. (Simple sentence)


Tell me when the meeting will be held. (Complex sentence)
Tell me the time of the meeting. (Simple Sentence)

Adjective clauses

I have no money that I can lend you. (Complex sentence)
I have no money to lend you. (Simple sentence)


People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. (Complex sentence)
People living in glass houses should not throw stones. (Simple sentence)


This is the place where the meeting will be held. (Complex sentence)
This is the venue of the meeting. (Simple Sentence)

Adverb clauses

When he saw the police he ran away. (Complex sentence)
On seeing the police he ran away. (Simple sentence)


I was surprised when I saw his obstinacy. (Complex sentence)
I was surprised to see his obstinacy. (Simple sentence)

Another step is by using Google Slides or other similar programs to connect simple sentence into a more easier to understand and express method.

Instead of explaining every focal point of a narrative at once, it's important to stop this practice as it can ruin your train of thoughts as you express your ideas.

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Create segments by using a presentation program. Each slide should be a simplified sentence that focuses only on one major point -- no more, no less.

Present the narrative by showing the slides in the presentation app.

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In the long term , our narrative training should link this sort of one of basic ability in the field of  high-end science potential.

po·ten·tial

latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness.

Why Data Storytelling?

 

Today’s digital workplace requires data fluency. Interpreting and presenting large amounts of data requires story telling skills. Story tellers must go deeper and wider to unearth the powerful story hidden within their data visualization skills. Stories, particularly those that are meaningful, are an effective way to convey data. Using maps is also another efficient way of telling a story. The visualization provides more content for those interested in diving deeper into the data.

Our purpose of raising up the narrative potential should reach the future plausible work.

Story Telling Entails:

 

  1. Understanding the importance of context and audience.

  2. Determine the appropriate type of graph to use in your situation.

  3. Direct your audience to the most important part of your data.

  4. Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization.

Data narrative potential; we can give our students chances to show and tell evidences and data in the sources of our real life

TIPS TO RECORD NARRATION

Here are some tips that teachers and students can apply when recording audio for their narration! You don’t need to be a professional audio engineer to record narration.  However, you do want to pay attention to what you’re doing and do the best job possible.  

Place your microphone in the right position.

If you place the microphone too close, you get that distorted clipping sound; and if you have it too far from the narrator, you pick up more ambient noise with the audio being less discernible.  

By setting the microphone 6 to 12 inches from the narrator you’ll get a crisp clear voice.

Record a demo to make sure it all sounds right.

Record a quick demo to make sure that everything is working as it should.   Also, I recommend shutting down other applications that are not necessary at that moment.  It never fails that when you work with multimedia you put a strain on your computer’s resources which can impact your recording session.  

Don’t get distracted

If you’re recording your audio using the rapid e-learning software, odds are that you’re also syncing animations and annotations with it.  I tend to get distracted trying to time the animations with the narration and it is noticeable in my narration.

Stand up while recording.

You’ll feel more energized and be able to breathe better.  If you do sit, don’t slouch.  Sit up straight and keep your chin out.  Don’t let it drop to your chest.

Relax and don’t rush your words.

Practice reading the summary.  Create a conversational tone.  Pretend like you’re talking to someone rather than just reading a script.  If you mess up, leave a noticeable pause and keep on going.  It’s easy enough to cut the error out of the audio.

PLOT GENERATOR

We aim to inspire our students to tell their own stories, using common experiences and knowledges. We'll help them narrate the scene, then create characters, describe them, name them, and work out how they say in an interesting story. We draft a compelling blurb to get you started.

Visit the Plot Generator to get started:

 

 

Looking for story ideas? We'll help you quickly draft a plot. Or, if you'd prefer, sit back and let us write a short movie script or story for you.
 

You may draft:

- short story

- movie script

- fairytale

- story ideas

- opening line

- twist

- writer's block cure

- meme

- drabble

- headline

 

 

A blurb is a short promotional piece accompanying a piece of creative work. It may be written by the author or publisher or quote praise from others. Blurbs were originally printed on the back or rear dust-jacket of a book, and are now found on web portals and news websites.

You may make:

- freestyle

- line by line

- romance

- fantasy

- paranormal romance

- crime

- domestic noir

- horror

- mystery

- science fiction

- dystopian

- vampire

- bronte sisters

- summertime

- smelly trolls

 

 

There are also other generators that you may take advantage of:

- name

- character

- dating profile

- song lyrics

- letter

- poem

 

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCE MATERIALS

1. LINKS TO USEFUL SITES

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