Outcome Chart - Alberta - COM3005: Creative Writing

COM3005: Creative Writing

1. identify the different genres of media production; i.e., character development, film pre-visualization, product or service promotion, animation and interactive gaming

1.1 identify the elements of a written composition in each genre; e.g., written description, plot summary, concept development, structure, logic and sequence development

1.2 compare the writing requirements for each genre of media production; e.g., narrative point of view, fact, fiction

MediaSmarts Resources

Lessons

Cinema Cops

Comparing Crime Dramas

Deconstructing Web Pages

First Person

Forensic Science Crime Dramas

Movie Heroes and the Heroic Journey

News Journalism: Definitions and Comments about the News

News Journalism: Radio News

Popular Music and Music Videos

Television News

The Blockbuster Movie

Video Games

Video Production of a Newscast

Writing a Newspaper Article

2. examine the elements of a written composition in each of the different genres of media production

2.1 describe character development, including:

2.1.1 the character’s background

2.1.2 the character’s personal history and nuances

2.1.3 the character’s appearance, features and traits

2.1.4 the character’s motivation

2.2 describe film pre-visualization, including:

2.2.1 a list of characters involved

2.2.2 a detailed description of at least five scenes

2.2.3 the primary props

2.2.4 the interaction between characters and the scenes in which the action takes place

2.2.5 the appearance of characters; e.g., costumes, time, style

2.3 describe product or service promotion, including:

2.3.1 a description of the concept to promote a product or service

2.3.2 copy used in various media; e.g., brochure, commercial, magazine advertisement

2.4 describe animation, including:

2.4.1 the style and concept for animation

2.4.2 a description of plot summary or primary events

2.4.3 a description of each of the main characters involved in the animation

2.4.4 a detailed description of the scenes or locations involved

2.5 describe interactive gaming, including:

2.5.1 a description of each of the main characters involved in the game

2.5.2 a description of the logic and sequence in the primary plot story

2.5.3 a list of possible outcomes in following each of the paths; e.g., critical path

2.5.4 a detailed description of the scenes or locations involved

2.5.5 the game’s narrative, dialogue, commentary, cutscene narrative, rules and hint system

MediaSmarts Resources

Lessons

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Cinema Cops

Comparing Crime Dramas

Crime in the News

First Person

Forensic Science Crime Dramas

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

News Journalism: Radio News

Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Political Cartoons

Popular Music and Music Videos

Scripting a Crime Drama

Video Games

Viewing a Crime Drama

3. produce a written composition in a minimum of two separate genres

3.1 identify key tasks and time frames for each step to be completed; e.g., creation of a concept board will be completed prior to a rough draft

3.2 use the proper written language conventions; e.g., grammar, sentence structure, spelling

3.3 create a storyboard or equivalent representation of the pre-planning process for each genre selected

3.4 plan and organize each composition in a sequential, logical manner

3.5 produce a rough draft of each composition for formative assessment; e.g., teacher review, peer review

3.6 manage each project to completion; e.g., time, resources, files, equipment

3.7 present the finished, revised written compositions

MediaSmarts Resources

Lessons

Bias and Crime in Media

Bias in News Sources

Buy Nothing Day

First Person

Images of Learning

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

Movie Heroes and the Heroic Journey

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

Scripting a Crime Drama

The Citizen Reporter

The Privacy Dilemma: Lesson Plan for Senior Classrooms

Thinking Like a Citizen

Video Games

Writing a Newspaper Article

4. identify copyright restrictions and permissions and put them into practice

MediaSmarts Resources

Lessons

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