What Research Says About Digital Storytelling
- IMPLEMENTATION OF DIGITAL STORYTELLING IN THE CLASSROOM BY TEACHERS TRAINED IN A DIGITALSTORYTELLING WORKSHOP
- Center for Digital Storytelling- stories, case studies, and resources
- Me, Myself and I:
Writing First Person Point of View
Note: Teachers model this process based on the Big Bad Wolf from the Three Little Pigs.
1) Pay attention to the character’s moral compass. Does the character good moral values?
2) Decide whether the character’s actions are wise or unwise. Does the character make good decisions?
3) What is the character’s motivation? Why did he do that? Why is he acting that way?
4) Consider the effects of the character’s behavior on other characters.
5) Look for repeatedly used words that describe the character. Those words often give insight into a character’s psychology and motivations.
6) Be aware of items associated with the character. They may say something about his or her state of mind. A classic example is the delicate unicorn figurine in Tennessee Williams’ play The Glass Menagerie. The figurine is symbolic of Laura’s own sense of hope and her own fragility.
7) Read between the lines. Often what a character does not say is as important as what he or she does say. Think of Abner Snopes in William Faulkner’s short story “Barn Burning.” When the court finds Snopes guilty of ruining his boss’ rug, prior knowledge of Abner’s character tells us that his silence upon hearing the verdict actually speaks volumes. We know he will react later...and violently.
8) Does the charater experience a change.
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