View: “Interview with Edwidge Danticat” at https://umiami.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/Interview+with+Edwidge+Danticat/0_giki3lte/16293121
Read: “The Dew Breaker” Interview with Edwidge Danticat http://merrick.library.miami.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/asm0085/id/136/rec/4.
The Sargasso “An Interview with Edwidge Danticat” at http://humanidades.uprrp.edu/ingles/pdfs/sargasso/EDanticat.pdf.
Write: Using the strategies suggested in the textbook, compose a two-paragraph summary of the two sources above – the video interview from Miami and the transcript of the interviews from PBS and Sargasso. Hint: Avoid making judgements about the author, interviewer or setting of the interviews. Focus your attention on introducing both interviews appropriately and communicating the purpose and central claims of the interviews.
Visualize: Locate an image (photograph, meme, video, etc.) online that represents the central theme(s) or message of the first part of Danticat’s novel. Using the guidelines at http://webaim.org/techniques/alttext/m, write “alternative text” for the image you’ve selected.
Narrate: Using free audio software at http://www.audacityteam.org or the recording feature on your mobile device, recite and record:
The summary you’ve written about the first-part of Danticat’s novel;
Discuss the reasons you think the online images you’ve chosen represents one of themes of the first part of Danticat’s novel and read the alternative text you’ve developed; and,
Describe your understanding of the way texts (images, sound files and written documents) communicate meaning.
Note: Your recording should be no longer than three to four (3-4) minutes; so, you will need to make an informal outline/notes (you do not need to submit this to me) and practice recording a few times to make certain you stay under the maximum length.