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Ms. Blackburn's Language Arts: Radio Station Project

Due Dates

Read book by:

Create script by:

Record radio broacst during class:

Final script and radio broadcast due date:



LA 8.1.6o Respond to text verbally, in writing, or artistically

LA 8.1.6b Identify and analyze elements of narrative text (e.g., character development, setting, plot development, conflict, point of view, inferred and recurring themes)


LA 8.2.2b Write considering typical characteristics of the selected genre (radio broadcast)


LA 8.3.1b Demonstrate and adjust speaking techniques for a variety of purposes and situations

Assignment Directions

  1. Read one of the books selected for you and create a plot map
  2. Write a script for a radio station segment
  3. Record your radio station segment using the school computers

Step One: Reading

Read one of the book choices presented to you. Devise a reading schedule by dividing the number of pages by the days you have to read. Fill out the plot map as you read the story.

Gifted/High Ability students will be reading a book of the teacher's choice.

Step Two: Writing the Script

Your script should be for one person (you) who will vocalize many different characters. It will be a fictious broadcast of a radio station that is broadcast where the main character lives.For example: if the setting of the book is in the desert, you might create a public service announcement about staying hydrated.

It must include the following segments in the broadcast:

  1. Two songs that fit the theme of the book or two songs that the main character might listen to
  2. One public service announcement
  3. Two commercials for products or services that would be used by the characters in the book
  4. One news segment that explains at least three current events that could happen in the story

Example for Cinderella:

1. Two songs: The Climb by Miley Cirus because Cinderella goes through many obsticles, and Marry You by Bruno Mars because Cinderella gets married

2. A public service announcement about not leaving your carriage with strangers

3. A commerical for glass slippers and a commerical for fairy cleaning ladies

4. News about the prince getting married, the Stepmom going on trial, and the charity work Cinderella is doing for the village

Step Three: Recording

Find a quiet place to record. It will be hard to record where people are walking by. Speak clearly into the computer to make a radio broadcast. Save the radio broadcast in the Complete Work folder.

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