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WEEK OF June 6 - June 13th

Monday, June 6

  • TYPING TEST - Bring me your best score!
  • UPLOAD your editorial stories/finish. 
  • We start reviews tomorrow! 

 

Tuesday, June 10th

NOTES about review stories. We will be starting this type of story with a MOVIE REVIEW. Review those notes for tomorrow!

UPLOAD any stories or exercises that you have not finished. If you were absent on Friday, complete the modifiers. Your ticket out is your packet!

Wednesday, June 11


START your "review" of the movie. Be sure to take good notes! We will need at least two days to get through all the movie for you to review.

Thursday, June 12th - Guest Teacher

REVIEW of the movie. Will probably take most of today to get through the "reviewing" part for the movie. Be sure you are taking notes!

Friday, June 13th

Last bit of "review" then start writing your story. We will check in an see where we are in the "reviewing" process. Stories are due by end of class on Tuesday. 

Monday, May 25

MEMORIAL DAY - No School

may 26 - Tuesday Typing Test

TYPING TEST on Learn2Type (be sure to log in from our class page!). Take three tests and bring me your best scores!

FINISH 25. The Spice of Life -- there is a place in moodle to copy and paste your work. 

UPLOAD any stories or exercises that you have not finished. If you were absent on Friday, complete the modifiers. Your ticket out is your packet!


Wednesday, May 27


POSITIVELY PROOFREAD(editing exercise)  - completed and reviewed in class.  Put the completed story into an MS word document and we will finish uploading to moodle (POSITIVELY PROOFREAD) tomorrow.  

Review different rubrics for stories. Notes about Editorials. Practice some fact vs. opinion.

 Review the feature story rubric

Newspaper Writing Tips 

List of all the rubrics used in class.

Thursday, May 28

EDITORIAL brainstorming. Review for a short quiz on quia about editorials for tomorrow. Practice writing letters to the editor.  

Friday, may 29

Work on LETTERS TO THE EDITOR;

Read one of the three stories listed below. 

To see how to format your letter to the editor, click on the SAMPLE link. to see how to format your response.

Monday, May 12

Add to our JFK typing from the previous week. Be sure to add in the date so that we know where you started from. We will be adding to the speech a little bit each day. When most of the students have the speech completed, we will listen to the speech itself. 

Finish survey stories and upload. Remember to review your story based on the notes we took earlier -- if you need to make any edits. do so today and upload the most recent copy. 

Use the rubrics to look over your stories that you have completed to date: (1) PE story; (2) Maye Story; (3) Money Story; (4) Survey Story. If you find anything that you need to change, please do so asap. All stories will be graded by the end of the week. 

 Review the feature story rubric

Newspaper Writing Tips 

List of all the rubrics used in class.

may 13 - Tuesday - Survey Story Questions

Checklist : http://www.americanpressinstitute.org/content/p318_c1383.cfm

SEE THE PICTURE HERE>>> Click Here

Be sure in your schoolnotes email to include your NAME and PERIOD in the main message and where it says NAME at the bottom. DO NOT put in an email address. 

Good basic format to follow. Overlines, as they call them are fine. Use the first example and the example of an overline to craft your captions from now on.  


Wednesday, May 14

Checklist : http://www.americanpressinstitute.org/content/p318_c1383.cfm

SEE THE PICTURE HERE>>>>Click Here

Be sure in your schoolnotes email to include your NAME and PERIOD in the main message and where it says NAME at the bottom. DO NOT put in an email address. 

 If you want to see some samples... click here

POSITIVELY PROOFREAD(editing exercise)  - completed and reviewed in class.  Put the completed story into an MS word document and we will finish uploading to moodle (POSITIVELY PROOFREAD) tomorrow.  

Thursday, May 15

Finish POSITIVELY PROOFREAD(editing exercise)  - completed and reviewed in class.  Put the completed story into an MS word document and we will finish uploading to moodle.

Review the types of stories using the clickers.  

Friday, May 16

Story identification and review. What type of story is this? Scavenger hunt. 

Monday, May 5

Review the tips at the two sites that we reviewed in class:

http://www.nyu.edu/classes/copyXediting/captions.html  

http://taje.org/fortaje/PDF/captions.pdf

 Write a CAPTION for the picture provided and send via SCHOOLNOTES EMAIL. Be sure you have the following items before you send: 

Checklist : http://www.americanpressinstitute.org/content/p318_c1383.cfm

SEE THE PICTURE HERE>>>>
http://www.morguefile.com/archive/?display=192293& 

Be sure in your schoolnotes email to include your NAME and PERIOD in the main message and where it says NAME at the bottom. DO NOT put in an email address. 

Work on the Put An End to That - in the packet (see pile on the desk). Review the answers with the students as well. 

Collect  then - Have students turn in the packets on the way out the door - this will be their ticket out today and their ticket in on Tuesday.

Any extra time? Collect data for your survey. 100 people need to be surveyed before class tomorrow so get a move on! You will have time in class today to ask your classmates. Use your time at snack and lunch wisely. If possible, we will try and survey some additional classes on Tuesday to get to your 100 people.

may 6 - Tuesday - Survey Story Questions

TIME FOR  A BREAK (editing exercise) completed and reviewed in class.  

Rough draft of your survey story due. We will do some peer editing using a checklist today. Be sure to save your story as P__SURVEYYourlastname.doc (the .doc should happen automatically).

How to Write Survey Questions 

Short Tips for Conducting Surveys


Wednesday, May 7

MORE BREAK TIME (editing exercise)  - completed and reviewed in class.  

Peer Review using MS word's comment features for SURVEY STORIES. Must have a rough draft completed by end of class today.

Thursday, May 8 - MINIMUM DAY

Survey stories completed and uploaded to MOODLE >> Survey Story. Be sure you have a graph in your story!

Friday, May 2

Review your own story on quia.com

Review the stories online.

 

Monday, April 28 

Survey Stories practice on Quia. Log into QUIA.com, click on class page. Be sure to include the period and your last name (first initial) for credit. We will discuss the results.

 

Apr, 29 - Tuesday - Survey Story Questions

Start with some survey questions using the clickers. The goal is to learn what makes a good survey question. 

Topics will be discussed and you will start to collect your data. You must have 100 people surveyed by the end of Wednesday.

Resources:

How to Write Survey Questions 

Short Tips for Conducting Surveys


Wednesday, Apr 30

Practice writing the opening to a survey story. We will look at some samples and then have you write your leads in class to see if you are on the right track. 

We will continue with our survey story writing

   Review for your story form quiz tomorrow!

Thursday, May 1

 Rough draft of your survey story due. We will do some peer editing using a checklist today. Be sure to save your story as P__SURVEYYourlastname.doc (the .doc should happen automatically).

Friday, May 2

Survey stories completed and uploaded to MOODLE >> Survey Story. Be sure you have a graph in your story! 


Monday, Apr 14

KYB Practice.  

New Stories Begin! How to write questions (activity on moodle). Review the feature story rubric

What makes a good question? Practice on Moodle.

Tuesday - Apr 15

Review your questions. Be sure they meet the criteria!

Wednesday, Apr 16

Interview your subject! Rough draft (lead only) due tomorrow.

Thursday, Apr 17

Type in your story.

Friday, Apr18

Final story is done.

Monday, Mar 31

Finish stories

Learn to log into quia.com and practice with some of the activities. Review the feature story rubric

 

Tuesday - Apr 1

quia practice. Logging in and finding items for class. Review your two stories on quia using the FEATURE RUBRIC "quiz".

Wednesday, Apr 2

    What is journalism? Packet to start the notes on a separate piece of paper/pb wiki.  We will be working on this for a little while and will complete in class. 
    QUIA session - find the .......

Thursday, Apr 3

SCHOOLNOTES EMAIL ASSIGNMENT: New student. I need to know:
(1) the format for saving a document (what comes first, second, third and should be at the end)
(2) Where should it be saved?
(3) How do I upload it to this moodle thing?
(4) Once it is uploaded, how do I know if it is there?

Thanks... I am stressed and need help. I do well with written instructions. Please help me. I am desperate! Ms Maye talks too fast. When done, click on SEND. 

MOODLE - Work on WHAT IS JOURNALISM?  It is similar to what we started yesterday. Read the instructions on your own. Complete the work in the box. There are three parts. YOu need to work on them all at one time. We will finish them up tomorrow.

Friday, Apr 4

Upload your information into WHAT IS JRN...

NewspaperHuntLesson.doc

Monday, Mar24

Review the parts of the journalism story including the inverted pyramid. 

Start writing stories into PB wiki and MS word.

HOMEWORK: Think about how to improve your story.

Tuesday24

How to write questions - work with the clickers; learn to ask the types of questions that can help you get the information that you need for your stories.

HWK: 10 questions for an interview with someone you know nothing about.

Wednesday, March 25 - Guest Teacher

    Take notes on the MONEY VIDEO -- story due by Friday. Tomorrow all you need is at least 20 notes from the video.

Thursday, March 26

Review notes with your 5 o'clock partner. Add notes that you don't have. Research additional money items online.

Friday, March 27

Stories completed and uploaded to Moodle (we will learn about that today).

WEEK OF Mar 17 - 21st

Monday, Mar17

Finish OSS stories.

Tuesday 18

Record OSS stories.

Wednesday, March 19th

Finish the OSS recordings.

Thursday, March 20 - NEW CLASSES

Introduction to class including:

  • Best and worst school experience and why (index card and then share)
  • Review of materials and rules needed
  • Notes on the scene - then write in 3rd person. 
  • HWK - 10 questions for someone you know little about who you will be interviewing tomorrow.

Friday, March 21

CLOCK APPOINTMENTS - Review your questions with your 3 o'clock partner. Participate in a review of questions and discuss what makes a good question. 

HWK - Revise your questions for Monday's interview.

 

 

WEEK OF Mar 10-14th

Monday, Mar 10

For those who are did NOT attend OSS but were in In-School OSS, Brainstorm the following items (only one minute each) : things that bug you; hobbies; things you know a lot about; things you have always wanted to learn more about; things that you would like to change (personal, local, school, community, globally). These will be the basis of what you work on this week. 

For those who were at OSS, think about three aspects of OSS that you would like to write about--you will be writing a brief piece about this one aspect of OSS. You must have approval prior to writing. 

FOR BOTH GROUPS - Post your three ideas onto Moodle.com under story ideas.

Once you have approval, use the FEATURE ARTICLE FORM (need to make one copy for each student -- use the RISO), to get started collecting your ideas. 

Tuesday, Mar 11

KYB as guest at class website (this may take a while to get to). Learn2type.com. Guest. Typing test. Complete the whole thing - will work for 15 minutes or so. 

Collect/write 15 facts about your topic - you may need to use the internet to get your facts - we want to be sure that you are getting your information from a source - be sure to write down the url for the website that you click on after entering the keywords into google.com. Google.com is NOT a source - it is a search engine. Be sure your topic has a good focus - check with Mr. C. You will only have one minute to get your information across as a podcast which is equal to about 1-1.5 pages  with 1.5 inch spacing. You CANNOT just write what you think as you would in an essay - you have to have some supporting facts from other sources. 

Wednesday, Mar 12th = Guest Teacher

KYB 15 minutes

Work on your story in MS word - due tomorrow at the end of class - you will need to print two copies - be sure to have your name on the page (VIEW - Header/Footer; press tab at least twice then Last Name, First Name/Period/Date (all on separate lines). You will need to upload your final story to moodle.

Thursday, Mar 13th

Finish your stories and upload to moodle. You will get ONLY one take to record your story. Be sure to have the final ones uploaded to Moodle by the end of class today. Monday we will print them out so you can practice before recording day.

Friday, Mar14th - No School

Monday, Mar. 17th - Print out and Practice Day (Min Day)

Tuesday, Mar. 18th  & 19th MINIMUM DAYS RECORDING!

RECORDING DAY -- You will be recording yourself as a news anchor today. First person in each row, sit at the big mac at the end of the row. Open IMOVIE. Click on NEW PROJECT> Type in ISOSS_Row (1 = by the door, 2 in the middle facing away from backpacks, 3 in the middle facing the backpacks, 4 last row facing the other room). Period 3 will set up the sound for Period 4, and Period 5 for Period 6. Use the headsets and/or mic to record your section of the story. 

TO RECORD: CLick on RECORD then go through your story.. ONly 1 take so recover if you make a mistake, look at the camera once in a while and be sure to speak in a normal speaking voice. Everyone else will be silent working on keyboarding. When done recording, click on the Record button again to stop. The go to five and SAVE. Show the next person in the row how to record and save. Repeat until everyone in your row has recorded. The last person will need to Save and Quit.  REMEMBER - you ONLY have ONE TAKE!!!! THis is the only way we will get everyone recorded. 

IF SOUND ISN'T WORKING - CLick on System Preferences> SOUND>INPUT - should say USB. be sure it is set pretty high or it won't record well. No previewing!

OSS  Stories - we will get approvals, you will need to have some supporting information, and then we will record on Wednesday (depending on how well things go ) or on Monday. Be sure your final stories are on pb wiki (first draft with all your ideas) then ms word (to edit) then when finally done upload to moodle  and copy and paste to moodle as well.


 


Monday, Jan. 7

  • Log into Moodle and get started on the interview 101 assignment. We will be working on interview techniques this week. 

    Tuesday - Jan 8

    • Work on your interviews and get the final copies ready for posting tomorrow during class. 
    • You will be working on them in MS Word, posting a copy in Moodle and also on your PB wiki.  

    Wednesday - Jan 9

    • Review JOURNALISM vs. other types of stories. Come up with some guidelines for writing to help guide your creative process. 
    • Review passwords and log-in procedures.  
    • History of Journalism - you will need to take two-column notes and be prepared for a quiz tomorrow (you may use your notes.

    Thursday - Jan 10

    • Finish - History of Journalism - you will need to take two-column notes and be prepared for a quiz tomorrow (you may use your notes.  

    Friday - Jan 11 

    • Quiz on the history of journalism.  

Monday, Dec. 17th

  • Review: What is Journalism? 
  • Finish Money Stories and put onto PB Wikis.  

Tuesday, Dec. 18

  • Listen to journalism stories vs. other types of writing with partners. What do you notice? Prepare to present tomorrow with your partner. 
  • Logging into websites including signing up for discover zone, etc.  

Wednesday, Dec.19

  • The history of journalism presentation.
  • Practice  logging in with passwords to sites that we have used.

Thursday, Dec. 20

  • Finish learning about the history of journalism.
  • Practice with websites and passwords.

FRIDAY = DEC 21

REVIEW of the week. 

  • What is journalism? 
  • What is the difference between journalism and other types of writing? 
  • What is the basic history of journalism?

Monday, Dec. 10th

  • Appointment clocks
  • Compare notes
  • What is journalism? Send via schoolnotes.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

  • Review: Notes from Money story. 
  • KYB Test/Calculations.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

  • Keyboarding evaluation
  • What is the difference between Journalism and other forms of writing? Briefly explained. 
  • Work on Money Stories.

Thursday, Dec. 13

  • Keyboarding evaluation computations completed. 
  • Work on money stories.

FRIDAY = DEC 14

REVIEW of the week. What is the difference between Journalism and other forms of writing? Send via schoolnotes email. 

Finish Money Stories. Print both money stories and keyboarding evaluations.

DEC 3-7th

Monday, Dec. 3

Finish last of worksheets

Complete last touches to stories.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Finish the worksheets

Work on stories.

See where you are going next!


Wednesday, Dec. 5

Finish last worksheet and work on scavenger hunts in class.


Thursday, Dec. 6th

Last day - in class reflection then movies from reflections contest in other classes.


FRIDAY = DEC 7th

Go to your NEW CLASSES!

  • My new students, take notes on the money movie. Attempt to write down at least 20 FACTS. 
  • We will use this for activities on Monday and Tuesday.

Friday, Nov. 29

Finish the last minute touches on your stories. Upload last copy to the pb wikis.

Complete your review of your stories with the rubric online at quia.com. If you were working on an editorial, be sure to use the proper review form. Packets collected for a grade.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Review of story ideas with clock partners. Develop your angles and get story approvals.

Develop your story ideas... outlines started in class today including brainstorm ideas for future stories. 

HOMEWORK: Rough drafts of your stories. 

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Review of rough drafts and proofreading marks.

Practice editing stories and situations with a worksheet. Swap stories and have the rough drafts edited by the classroom editors. Each "beat" will have one copy editor assigned to review the stories. Get your rough drafts entered today into the computer. 

HOMEWORK: Editing Worksheets. 

Thursday, Nov. 15

Editors and reporters work on final drafts. Those who are on broadcasts are getting recorded and taped today. Quiet on the set!

Final stories are due. Editors will need to edit the stories once they are entered. Tomorrow we do final edits and publish the broadcasts and upload the stories to the newspaper. Be prepared to be published!

HOMEWORK: Finish your stories if not completed in class. 

Friday, Nov. 16

Finish the last minute touches on your stories. Upload last copy to the pb wikis. Listen to the podcasters.

Review the assignments this week. What would you do differently on your next story? Add to your PB WIKI as NEXT TIME 11/9/07.  Start thinking about your next story idea.

 

Monday, Nov. 5

Review of the story forms quiz tomorrow.

Review types of stories -- can you pick out the three story types? Can you write a lead for each of them? Be prepared for writing on the spot this week - everyone will be assigned a "beat" and some will include broadcasts and podcasts.

  • Using a story from a national news source (NY TIMES LINK), find a story that you can CHANGE the angle so that it would be something that folks in El Segundo would want to read. Think about the attributes that make a news story that we discussed WAY back at the beginning of class... 
    • Reminder of the newsworthiness tips  
    • Activity
      Using the newspaper, find examples of the types of newsworthiness listed above. Note the headline and the page the story appears. Be prepared to defend your categorizations. Find one for each!
    • Using newspapers you find online, copy the headline and story identification using the INSERT LINK tool in your PB wikispace. 
      • Example: Proximity: Daily Breeze, Local Section,
      • Museum takes off
        Aviation history lands at Torrance Municipal Airport. As planes from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the movies help mark end of the Hawthorne era and the start of the new page.
        By Megan Bagdonas
        Staff Writer

        A couple of movie stars flew into Torrance on Sunday for the grand opening celebration of the Western Museum of Flight.

Tuesday, Nov. 6

Review of story ideas with clock partners. Develop your angles and get story approvals.

Develop your story ideas... outlines started in class today including brainstorm ideas for future stories. 

HOMEWORK: Rough drafts of your stories. 

Wednesday, Nov. 7

Review of rough drafts and proofreading marks.

Practice editing stories and situations with a worksheet. Swap stories and have the rough drafts edited by the classroom editors. Each "beat" will have one copy editor assigned to review the stories. Get your rough drafts entered today into the computer. 

HOMEWORK: Editing Worksheets. 

Thursday, Nov.8

Editors and reporters work on final drafts. Those who are on broadcasts are getting recorded and taped today. Quiet on the set!

Final stories are due. Editors will need to edit the stories once they are entered. Tomorrow we do final edits and publish the broadcasts and upload the stories to the newspaper. Be prepared to be published!

HOMEWORK: Finish your stories if not completed in class. 

Friday, Nov. 9

Finish the last minute touches on your stories. Upload last copy to the pb wikis. Listen to the podcasters.

Review the assignments this week. What would you do differently on your next story? Add to your PB WIKI as NEXT TIME 11/9/07.  Start thinking about your next story idea.

Monday Oct. 29- Nov. 2

MONDAY, Oct. 29th - NO SCHOOL

TUESDAY, Oct. 30th

 Story Form Review

What is the difference between a news, a feature and an editorial story? What is a journalism story vs. a creative writing story? We will review types of stories and revise our PB WIKI pages this week for spelling, formatting, and story formats. Bring your editing skills this week!

Wednesday, Oct. 31st

 Update on your PB Wiki stories - all updates due today!

   Review for your story form quiz tomorrow!

Thursday, Nov. 1

 Story form quiz on quia today. When cone, review your PB wiki stories and be ready for some editing practice tomorrow.

 Story Forms Quiz on quia. Log in and click on the VIEW CLASS PAGE link. Look for the quiz with STORY FORMS in the title. Be sure to READ the instructions carefully.

Monday Oct. 22- Friday, Oct. 26th

We will review all the items from last week so that by Thursday/Friday we will be ready for turning in the Red Ribbon Week entries AND taking a quiz on the the story forms.  

MONDAY - Forms and Editorials. 

Tips for the Editorial Story

How Newspapers Determine Editorial Content

Editorial Guidelines

Editorial Templates

Look over the FT Lane Editorial and revise based on the notes in class. 

TUESDAY - Rough Drafts on PB WIKI and peer review. 

WEDNESDAY -  Work on final drafts in class. Forms are due to class with parent signature. 

THURSDAY/FRIDAY - Stories are due on PB wiki and ready for turning into the contest.

 

MONDAY, Oct. 15th 

 Story Form Review

What is the difference between a news, a feature and an editorial story? What is a journalism story vs. a creative writing story? We will review types of stories and revise our PB WIKI pages this week for spelling, formatting, and story formats. Bring your editing skills this week!

Newspaper Writing Tips 

http://www.northernstar.info/nina/highschool/write.html

Feature vs. News - with Samples

http://www.freep.com/legacy/jobspa3. 

Brainstorm ideas for your reflections contest entry. Click here to read about the requirements and the theme.

We will post our ideas on Wednesday on PB wiki in class. 


Tuesday, Oct. 16th

News Story Practice

Review the format and requirements for a news story and update your Fairy Tale Lane News Stories during class. If not completed, finish for homework. We started with breaking into groups and summarizing sets of information from Newspaper Writing Tips . Each person wrote their summary on their own PB wiki. We then reviewed that makes a news story using the links below.

Elements of a News Story

News Story Tips

News Story Format

Wednesday, Oct. 17th

Feature Story Practice/Review

Review what it means to write the feature story. What makes the feature different than the news story? Compare and contrast the two styles of writing and learn to identify the similarities and differences between these two journalistic writing forms.

Elements of Feature Stories

Feature vs. News - with Samples

http://www.freep.com/legacy/jobspage/academy/writing.htm

Writing to Inform - review

Thursday, Oct. 18th

Editorial Story Practice/Review

 What form does a well-written editorial take? What makes it different than the other stories in the newspaper? Read through the items for additional background for the quiz coming soon. 

Do's and Don'ts for editorials

Tips for the Editorial Story

How Newspapers Determine Editorial Content

Editorial Guidelines

Editorial Templates

Red Ribbon Week Story Facts 

Read some facts and then write a story about Red Ribbon Week on your PB wiki. Period 4 will be interviewing the Peer Assistance Class. Period 6 will be focusing on the background of the week and some suggested activities for outside of school.  

Friday, Oct. 19th

Pulling it All Together!

You have all the tools  - make sure your stories on your PB wiki have been updated. Be sure to refer back to the resources for tips and guides. We will have decided whether to take the quiz today or next week. GREAT WORK!

Anyone who has been collecting their sample stories, show them to me today for some extra credit!

MONDAY - Oct. 8 - Period 4/6

  • You have been assigned to find out what happened on Fairy Tale Lane... You are the reporter who has been assigned the story. These are the facts so far:
    • A tragedy has occurred on Fairy Tale Lane. 
    • One of the three little pigs' homes has been destroyed. 
    • Neighbors report seeing a large, hairy creature nearby. At the same time, some people heard a big noise that they thought was wind come through the Lane right before the house collapsed. 
    • What happened? You are the reporter who has been sent to find out....
      • WRITE A NEWS STORY BASED on:
        • The "people" you interviewed.
        • The "facts" presented. 
        • In the course of your interviews, you may actually uncover the real truth and some additional facts. 
        • You need to have your story done and ready for the copy editors before you leave class today. Put it on your PB wiki as FAIRY TALE LANE 10-/8/07. Must be a complete story...

TUESDAY - Oct. 9

    • Watch Weightless Flight Raw Images
    • Finish stories
    • Be prepared to change your stories into a different type of story tomorrow.So, use the facts to create either a Feature Story or an Editorial. We will type them in class tomorrow.   

WEDNESDAY - Oct. 10

  • KYB Practice
  • New Story Forms - Change into news, editorial. Type in your new story. The goal is to show that you know the difference between a feature, news, and editorial story form. You will be able to use these when we have a quiz on the story forms next week.
  • Mostly typing today and clarification of the assignment throughout the class including reviews of the types of stories and the notes we took in class.  
  • HWK: Rough draft of the new form of the story.  

 THURSDAY - Oct. 11

  • KYB Practice
  • Story Development - work on your last story form today in class.
  • HWK: Review your notes about the types of stories. Last story type will be added tomorrow in class. Be sure you can tell the difference between the forms!

FRIDAY - Oct. 12

  • KYB Practice
  • QUIZ practice.

MONDAY - Types of Story Notes reviewed. How to brainstorm for a story...

TUESDAY - Story Hunt and review of 5W and H. Homework sheet for additional practice.
>log onto quia.com
>complete the MAIN IDEA exercises. Your goal is to be able to pick out the main idea. Follow the exercises and activities in order as they get progressively harder. When prompted, sign in for credit. (you get credit for participating, not the actual score).

WEDNESDAY - 5W and H practice in class. Lead Hunt. Using a section of the newspaper, find an example for EACH of the types of leads from your notes. For each one you need to write down:

  • TYPE OF LEAD (who, what, etc.)
  • Name of Newspaper (Daily Breeze, LA Times)
  • Section and Page Number (A2)
  • DATE of the paper you are looking at.  
  • Headline from the lead (big letters above the story)
  • Any additional information will help your partner find your section of the paper for tomorrow.  
  • EXTRA CREDIT >>> After asking a parent, clip samples for each of the leads and bring them to class.  

THURSDAY - Types of story Jeopardy and Scavenger Hunt.

FRIDAY - Types of Stories Quiz on Quia.com

next week - Ms. Maye defies gravity! Check our progress.

Week of Sept. 24-28th

MONDAY - LEADS quiz on quia.com

TUESDAY - Finish LEADS quiz on quia.com

WEDNESDAY - Review leads quiz results from yesterday including finding samples.

THURSDAY - RE-Take day for quizzes. Those happy with results will be getting to practice.

FRIDAY - RE-TAKE for all quizzes.

Week of Sept. 17-21

MONDAY - Ms Maye story into PB Wiki

TUESDAY - Quiz on Student Handbook and work with the rest of the class websites to register

WEDNESDAY - Finish your Maye Story. 

THURSDAY - Work with Google Docs to edit stories. 

FRIDAY - Notes for your second story about MONEY