Recording Tips

Recordings can be created on many laptop computers using the built-in microphone and Audacity. The DLab in the Forum also has carts of computers with built in microphone available for use.

It is recommended that you test recording equipment before making final recordings for class submission.

Suggested Mobile Device Apps for Recording

iOS

Voice Record Pro by Dayana Networks

Android

Voice Recorder by Green Apple Studios

 

Renata, Kait, and Angie Script

 

  • Introduce book and author
    • Why it was written – Kait
    • Backstory on book – Renata
  • Overview of Plot
    • Major characters – All
    • Settings and Background – Angie
    • Plot – Renata
      • Summary: 13-year-old uses his access to his lawyer parents to help students in his class and to solve a murder
      • Murder strangely like Gone Girl
      • Golf and tie to author
    • Troubling themes throughout – All
      • Racism in town – Kait
      • Blatant classism – Renata
      • Theme of deportation tied to murder plot – Angie
      • Plot of adoption of witness tied to racism – All
      • Stalking plot – Renata
      • Strange gender roles – Kait
      • Lack of sexual overtones and division of genders – Angie
      • Audiobook – Angie
      • Subplot of girl in animal court – Renata
      • Lack of authorial separation – Angie
    • Ideal age range and familial situation – Angie
      • Placement in library
      • Relation to other popular YA novels
      • Idealization of two-parent household with dominate male
      • Other kids with less ideal parents pitied
      • Lack of autonomy for Theo
    • Minor characters and the town
      • Not picket fences – Angie
      • No sense of who the others in town are – Renata
      • Psuedo-1950s but also modern – Kait
      • Not allowing magical realism because lack of place – Angie
      • Lacks imagination or guts to be fantastical – Angie
      • Literally like watching a trial – Kait
    • Exaggerated lack of knowledge – Angie
      • Statistics from no where
      • Kids have no knowledge
    • Dramatic Reading
      • Court and Class
        • Who is reading this book? – Kait
        • Renata and Angie profile who checks them out
      • Animal Court
        • Gender politics
      • Secretary scene
        • Again gender politics
        • Ending of book
      • Would you rather – All
      • Alternative Readings – All
      • Candy pairings – All
      • Duarte’s Corner – Renata

Renata, Angie, and Kait Outline

  • Introduce book and author
    • Why it was written
    • Backstory on book, if necessary
  • Overview of Plot
    • Major characters
    • Settings and Background
    • Plot points
    • Character Development
    • Ties to prejudice in book
    • Lack of resolution
  • Troubling Themes
    • Racist overtones
    • Racial stereotypes
    • Gender roles
    • Strange lack of sexual themes
    • Lack of authorial separation
  • Age Range
    • Where is it in the library
    • Relation to other popular YA novels
  • Other Familial Situations
    • How Theo’s and other families are portrayed
    • Themes throughout the series
    • Lack of autonomy for Theo
  • Minor characters
    • No sense of who these people are
    • Not Picket Fences
    • Magical realism not allowed here
    • Dull
  • Exaggerated lack of knowledge
    • Statistics from no where
    • Kids have no knowledge
  • Dramatic readings
    • Introduction of court and class
    • Animal court
    • Secretary asking Theo for help
  • Would you rather?
  • Alternative Readings
  • Candy Pairing
  • Morale
  • Duarte’s Corner

Renata and Kait Potential Topics

Potential topics for podcasting assignment:

  1. Multiple-participant discussion about the major themes in the children’s book “Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer”
  2. Multiple-participant discussion about the major themes in the second installment in the Twilight series “New Moon”
  3. Single-participant discussion about “Alexander Hamilton” with comparisons to popular musical “Hamilton”