Digital Storytelling : America Is...
Teacher Name: Mr. Rubin
Student Name: ________________________________________
CATEGORY 10 8 6 0-5 Earned
Soundtrack - Emotion (x1) Music stirs a rich Music stirs a rich Music is ok, and Music is
emotional emotional not distracting, distracting,
response that response that but it does not inappropriate, OR
matches the somewhat add much to the was not used.
story line well. matches the story. No music
Flash drive story line. file/flash drive.
music on file.
Images (x2) Images create a Images create an An attempt was Little or no
distinct atmosphere or made to use attempt to use
atmosphere or tone that images to create images to create
tone that matches some an atmosphere an appropriate
matches parts of the but it needed atmosphere/tone
different parts of story. The images more work. . Illogical images
the story. The may Image choice is used.
images may communicate logical. Images
communicate symbolism are less than
symbolism and/or clear.
Images are clear
and easily visible
Economy (x1) The story is toldThe story The story seems The story needs
with exactly the composition is to need more extensive editing.
right amount of typically good, editing. It is It is too long or
detail though it seems noticeably too too short to be
throughout. It to drag long or too short interesting.
does not seem somewhat OR in more than one
too short nor need slightly section.
does it seem too more detail in
long. one or two
Duration of Presentation (x1) Length of Length of Length of Presentation was
presentation was presentation was presentation was less than 2
3-5 minutes. 3 minutes. 2 minutes. minutes long OR
more than 5
Grammar (x1) Grammar and Grammar and Grammar and Repeated errors
usage were usage were usage were in grammar and
correct (for the typically correct typically correct usage distracted
dialect chosen) (for the dialect but errors greatly from the
and contributed chosen) and detracted from story.
to clarity, style errors did not story.
and character detract from the
Point of View - Purpose (x2) Establishes a Establishes a There are a few It is difficult to
purpose early on purpose early on lapses in focus, figure out the
and maintains a and maintains but the purpose purpose of the
clear focus focus for most of is fairly clear. presentation.
throughout. the presentation.
Pacing (x2) The pace (rhythm Occasionally Tries to use No attempt to
and voice speaks too fast or pacing (rhythm match the pace
punctuation) fits too slowly for the and voice of the storytelling
the story line and story line. The punctuation), but to the story line
helps the pacing (rhythm it is often or the audience.
audience really and voice noticeable that
"get into" the punctuation) is the pacing does
story. relatively not fit the story
engaging for the line. Audience is
audience. not consistently
Date Created: Aug 26, 2009 10:16 am (CDT)