Assignment 2: Presentation (in this unit, this is not a physical presentation in class or online, but refers to a university assessment category in which material is presented in a non-essay format).
Multimodality Presentation (30% ) (1500 words + or – 10%)
There are two parts to this assignment.
Multimodal text: Create a multimodal text, in the form of a poster, which is based on a children’s picture book.
You are to choose one of these six books:
1. The Island by Armin Greder
2. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
3. One Minute’s Silence by David Metzenthen and Micheal Camilleri
4. The Great Bear by Libby Gleeson and Armin Greder
5. The Dream of the Thylacine by Margaret Wild
6. Mechanica by Lance Balchin
This poster needs to have the title of the picture book, the author and illustrator, and any images and text that convey some of the key aspects of the story and characters.
Here you will explain what your multimodal text is trying to convey and the multimodal devices you used to create the effect you wanted.
Explain what you have created and what the purpose of this written text is.
Introduce your picture book (title, author and synopsis of story plot).
Explain the meaning of the term semiotic.
Introduce and explain the five semiotic systems (visual, linguistic, spatial, gestural and audio). Identify which semiotic systems you have used in your poster and explain the elements of each of these (N.B. audio cannot be represented as a 2 D poster cannot produce sound - however you can represent sound through the visual system by use of text or images).
Provide a detailed analysis of how the semiotic systems in your multimodal text (poster) interact to construct meaning.