Teachers can use these resources to teach literacy skills with the outcome being to enter the New Conversations Storytelling Competition. This competition is open to Australian students from Year 9 to 10. It encourages them to conduct conversations with people they find extraordinary and invites students to share their story by celebrating their heroic qualities through their submission. The competition aims to connect students to the power of storytelling, develop their communication skills and be reminded of the emotional value of face-to-face conversation.
1. Introduction – New Conversations Storytelling Competition
Introduction to the guidelines of the competition, examining the process of storytelling and defining students own stylistic approach.
2. A visual tribute to heroes: cartoons, comics and illustrations
Celebrating the qualities of heroes through the combined mediums of illustration and words.
3. The craft of editing
Selecting, refining, polishing students work for submission – embracing the stylistic features of a Dumbo Feather Conversation.
4. Ways with Visuals: A picture can tell 1000 words
Alternate or additional ways for students to share their story with the help of photographic visual elements.
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