Presentation on theme: "Presentation Format Remember to include:"— Presentation transcript:
1 Presentation Format Remember to include: An introduction which explains which texts you have read/watched/listened toThe focus or topic of your presentationThe main ideas/information in each textEvaluation of each textA conclusion about the topic/texts
2 Presentation Format Remember to include: An introduction which explains which texts you have read/watched/listened toThe focus or topic of your presentationThe main ideas/information in each textEvaluation of each textA conclusion about the topic/texts
3 Understanding and Evaluating Texts It is important for your presentation that you do not just discuss your two texts in terms of what they are about, the characters, the plot, etc.The most important part of your presentation is that you compare and evaluate the similarities or differences between the two texts. ‘Evaluating’ means commenting on how effectively (or how well) the text has achieved something.
4 Suggested aspects for focus: Evaluate the format or language usedEvaluate the portrayal of a fictional character or character(s)Comment on how effective a film isComment on how well information/ideas are presentedEvaluate any other aspect you find interesting
5 FORMAT/LANGUAGEHow effectively are the texts structured? (linear, non-linear, flashbacks, etc). Which works best?Which type of narration do the texts have? (1st person ‘I’, 3rd person ‘he/she/they’?). If there is a difference, how does this affect the engagement of the reader? If they are the same, what is the strength of this type of narration?How effectively are settings/scenarios brought to life through the use of descriptive language? Does one text manage this more effectively than the other?
6 CHARACTERSHow effectively are the main characters developed by the authors/screenwriters? Are they boring 2D characters, or have they been fully developed into rounded 3D characters?What struggles do the main protagonists have to overcome? How do these compare across the two texts.Which character did you feel the most invested in? Which author managed to really make you care about their main character? How did they do this?
7 THEMESWhich themes do the two texts have in common?Does one text develop a certain theme more effectively than the other text? How does it do this?Do both texts approach the theme in the same way or are their differences? For instance, one text may approach the theme of ‘prejudice’ in terms of it being a positive thing that has allowed someone to change their life for the better; however, another text may choose to highlight the negative aspects of prejudice and the devastating effects it can have.
8 OVERALLWhich text did you find the most believable? Why?Which text did you feel the most engaged with? Why?
9 QUESTIONSYou will also be assessed on your ability to answer questions. These could include:Why did you choose the topic?Why did you choose the texts?Which text(s) did you prefer and why?Could you tell me more about….?What have you learned from the texts?Would you recommend others to read/listen to the texts and why?
10 TASK FOR TODAY:Look through the ‘evaluating’ prompt questions sheet and think about how you could build some of these in to your presentation (if you haven’t already done so). Take notes to help you with this.For example, if you are comparing two texts concerning natural disasters, you could look at how effectively settings are brought to life through langauge.Or, if you are comparing how two texts approach the idea of ‘love’, you could look at how the author develops interesting characters or how the texts approach the main theme differently or similarly.You should all attempt to answer the last two ‘overall’questions’Look through the possible questions you could be asked at the end of your presentation. Make notes on how you would answer these.