Week Four

Let's start working on your first blog by imagining how you will report on blogs that tell stories!

Here are the steps:

1. Listen to the podcast for week four (below)
2. Read the instructions for the Report Blog (below).
3. Find and read (or carefully re-read) two digital stories that fall within the subgenres we’ve covered so far.
4. Draft a formal, full-sized blog that compares and/or contrasts how that one literary element (see list below) works in the two digital stories you read (or re-read).
5. Upload your rough draft to Report Blog Draft discussion board on CNM Learn.

 



1. Listen to Podcast for week four:

 


2. Read the instructions for the Report Blog (below)

Report on how two digital stories use the same literary technique.

More Deets:
Click on one literary technique below.

*Don’t worry about the terms in the middle of the chart (sub assertions, etc.).
Those are for analytic writing.

Conflict
Characterization
Point of View
Setting
Tone
Figurative Language
Theme

Compare and/or contrast how that one literary element works in the two digital stories you read (or re-read).

I’ve left out plot because you’ll want to begin your blog with a good description of what happens (plot summary) to help the reader following along.

Main Points

  • Provide a good plot summary (tell us what happened in the story!)

  • Define your chosen literary technique in your own words. In other words, paraphrase it.

  • Explain how specific examples from two stories show how your chosen literary technique is used.

  • Use end-of-text citations properly (and include hyperlinks).

  • Make sure to post at least 500 words


3. Find and read (or carefully re-read) two digital stories that fall within the subgenres below and are mentioned by Alexander (in the readings we’ve done so far). You can focus on one subgenre or choose stories from two different ones.

Blog Stories (fiction)

She’s a flight risk (2003)
The Sick Land (2013)

Blog Stories (CreepyPasta)

Slender Man
The Dionaea House

Blog Stories (nonfiction)

WWI: Experience of an English Soldier
The Orwell Diaries
World War II Today
Small Town Noir

Blog Stories (wikis)

SCP Foundation

Microblog Fiction (Twitter)

War of the Worlds
Zombie Attack

Microblog Fiction (Facebook)

Henio Zytomirsky
9 Scientists
Darklyng

Visual Stories

Farm to Food
Gender Miseducation
The Chase
lonelygirl15


4. Draft a formal, full-sized blog that compares and/or contrasts how that one literary element (from the list below) works in the two digital stories you read (or re-read):

Conflict
Characterization
Point of View
Setting
Tone
Figurative Language
Theme


5. Upload your rough draft to Report Blog Draft discussion board on CNM Learn.

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