This DDT Project coincides with the fourth modular CCLS book, Frightul's Mountain by Jean Craighead George. The assignment asks students to create an information news program based on their point-of-view of DDT, with included information from the novel and informational materials.
Students should first complete the storyboard outline, which would increase student preparation for the final newscast creation. This allows students to become creative with their outlines, with drawing their newscast ideas, and then translate that information to the actual project.
Students of all ages really enjoy this assignment, as I have completed this assignment with students from sixth grade all the way to eighth grade. This project can be used in conjunction with any novel or supplemental information, and connects to the CCLS.
This project is great for individual, partner, or group work.