Read It, Write It, Tell It Multimedia Project
Read It, Write It, Tell It is a set of eight digital storytelling videos and supporting materials that will help students with the English Language Arts Literary Text areas of the Ohio Academic Achievement tests for grades 3-7. This multimedia project was funded by a grant from eTech Ohio and was produced by the WOUB Center for Public Media with input from ETSEO (Educational Technology of Southeastern Ohio).
Read It, Write It, Tell It is designed for use in a classroom setting. Instructors may use the programs in sequence or individually. Students may watch the programs on their own.
The digital storytelling programs are used as stepping-stones to focus students on the English Language Arts Literary Text benchmarks of the Ohio Academic Content Reading Standards: character development, plot, point of view, theme, genre, mood and figurative language.
The supporting print and Internet resources provide information, activities, and additional resources.
The Read It, Write It, Tell It DVD is available from:
Read It, Write It, Tell It
WOUB Center for Public Media
9 South College Street
Athens, Ohio 45701
The website is accessible at: http://www.woub.org/readwritetell
The Read It, Write It, Tell It episodes feature storyteller/cartoonist J. D. Williamson. Mr. Williamson has been an educational entertainer and commercial artist since 1987. He is a member of the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the West Virginia Storytelling Guild, the Artsbridge Arts Education program of Washington County, Ohio and Wood County, West Virginia, and the West Virginia Cultural Center’s Educators in Schools program.
In seven of the eight episodes, Mr. Williamson focuses on native and non-native Ohio historical figures. He begins each program with factual details from the person’s life and segues into a tall tale. The eighth program is a tall tale involving all of the seven figures. The episodes range from six to eight minutes in length. They feature:
- Mike Fink, Keelboat Operator
- Cy Gatton, Storyteller
- The following programs may be of more interest to younger students:
- Johnny Appleseed, Naturalist
- Annie Oakley, Markswoman
- The following programs may be of more interest to older students:
- Neil Armstrong, Astronaut
- Jesse Owens, Olympic Athlete
- Harriet Beecher Stowe, Author
The DVD also includes J. D. Williamson’s “Tips for Parents” segments that speak to reading, writing, cartooning, and storytelling. Some of the tips are for the parents of younger students and others are for the parents of older students.
Read It, Write It, Tell It Multimedia Project Components List
The multimedia resource entitled Read It, Write It, Tell It consists of the following elements:
- Eight Read It, Write It, Tell It digital video episodes.
- Print materials. These materials are available on the web at: http://www.woub.org/readwritetell. All print materials are available as printable Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files.
- The Read It, Write It, Tell It project website.
- Wired for Books, an auxiliary website that houses audio books for children.