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Driving Question: How can we tell a great story? Essential Questions: -What are the parts of a story? -What makes people enjoy a story? -How do you tell a story without visuals?

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Lesson 1: What's a Radio Story?

As Ira points out in his manifesto a radio story has two parts: 1. Plot (the action of the story) 2. Reflection (drawing conclusions and making connections to big ideas) This lesson will help students understand how to listen and see stories this way.

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Lesson 2: Finding the Story

The point of this exercise is to show students that stories are happening around them all of the time. Students will work in teams of 3-4 to support each other through questioning, and critique.

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Lesson 3: Making the Radio Story

The resources below will help you create the actual radio drama.

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