Your group will identify a specific literacy practice you will investigate in your documentary for this class. This literacy practice must be one you can investigate through personal narrative, that is, personal stories about literacy. These can be stories you gather yourself (through interviews) or stories you access through other places (for example, the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives).
The proposal will also describe HOW you'll complete the project, creating a charter that outlines processes for group work and a task schedule plotting your project work during the second half of the quarter (accounting for the assignment sequence and your other responsibilities).
Describe the literacy practice you'll investigate: what is it? how does it relate to the literacy concepts we've discussed in class?
How will you use personal literacy stories to learn about/represent this literacy practice? How many stories will you use? (explain who you will interview [including discussion of your connections to this population and plans for recruitment], or where you will obtain pre-existing narratives)
What documentary mode(s) will you use? (referring back to Nichol's discussion of documentary types)
(related to documentary mode) What other kinds of media will you include in the documentary to tell your story in this mode? how will they contribute to the story?
Background: what existing media/research are you building off, and/or what motivates you to tell this story? (if you refer to existing research or media, cite it in-text and in a works cited list)
Who is your audience, and how will you make your documentary compelling to them?
What is the "larger significance" of the documentary: why is it important to talk about this specific literacy practice and/or these people who practice it? what larger issues, concerns, or needs does this specific story capture?
Team Charter: a plan for group work
What does the group want to accomplish? (group goals--beyond getting an A--this should be related to the background and larger significance of your documentary)
What "deliverables" will be required to accomplish these group goals?
What skills do individual group members want to learn/develop throughout the project? (individual goals)
How will the group communicate, share work in progress/completed work, and track its progress?
What platform will you use to create your documentary? How familiar are both group members with it, and what access do they have to it? (video composing platform should be accessible both in- and outside of class)
Where will project documents and other files be stored, and how will group members access them?
How will disagreement be handled?
How will you handle missed deadlines or work that does not meet quality expectations?
When will you begin gathering personal literacy stories? What checkins will you build in to make sure you're gathering enough useable stories, and who will be responsible for what? (tied to group & individual project goals)
When will you begin putting the documentary together, and who will be responsible for what? (tied to group & individual project goals)
Build in time to review documentary drafts, plan revisions, take stock of peer/instructor feedback, create revised versions of documentary