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    RESOURCES

     Review the feature story rubric

    Newspaper Writing Tips 

    EDITORIALS

    List of all the rubrics used in class.

    Class Wikis 

    Mom and Her Knee Updates

     Defying Gravity

    Beginning Reporting Website

    Things to Think About

    Sight Words and More

    Last Year Links

    RUBRICS 

    VOCAB CHALLENGE HELP LISTED HERE

    Puzzle Creators

    Puzzle Creators 2

    Crossword Puzzle

    Haiku's

    Poetry Samples 

    Flash Card Maker  - simple 1

     Flash Card Maker - simple2

     

    Week of June 15

    • MONDAY -
    • TUESDAY - Did you finish your MOODLE posts? Last day is today.
      • . Learn how to save to pdf and upload to moodle
      • PDF's due up to google docs and shared by the end of the day.
      • Review the powerpoint to make sure that you have all the elements required. 

    WEDNESDAY

    • THURSDAY
    • NEWSPAPER REVIEW
      • Look at the newspapers that you have created!
    • FRIDAY
      • Enjoy your summer! Be sure to complete your Summer Reading Books.
    • WHAT WE DID THIS WEEK

     

    Week of June 8

    • MONDAY -
      • Finish HOODWINKED reviews
      • Check for missing assignments - moodle responses are missing in period 6 so spend some time reviewing them
    • TUESDAY - Finish posts to the Moodle Websites and any polishing on the HOODWINKED reviews.
      • Movie Reviews intro
      • Remember-- Use this guide as a rubric. Does your story have all of the following elements?
      • FIRST PARAGRAPH- What did you think about the movie? State if you liked it or not and give some reasons.
      • NEXT - Brief description about the movie (plot, setting, basic story line, length, rating) without giving away the ending.
      • THEN - Your reasons (with specific examples that explain WHY you liked or didn't like the movie. No plot twists revealed!.
      • FINALLY - Would you recommend the movie to someone? Why or why not? If you didn't like it, who might like it? Remember no plot twists revealed.
    • WEDNESDAY - JOURNALISM FINAL

    NEWSPAPER prep -- assign new stories and practice layout for your own version of a newspaper. All stories will be written by you and each page will be posted to the class newspaper site. SAVE AS: P____News_YourLastName.doc
    • THURSDAY
    • NEWSPAPER prep -- assign new stories and practice layout for your own version of a newspaper. All stories will be written by you and each page will be posted to the class newspaper site.
      • Learn how to create your puzzles and then CAPTURE them.
    • FRIDAY
      • Work on your newspapers!
    • WHAT WE DID THIS WEEK

    Week of May26

    • WEDNESDAY
      • Movie Reviews intro
      • Remember-- Use this guide as a rubric. Does your story have all of the following elements?
      • FIRST PARAGRAPH- What did you think about the movie? State if you liked it or not and give some reasons.
      • NEXT - Brief description about the movie (plot, setting, basic story line, length, rating) without giving away the ending.
      • THEN - Your reasons (with specific examples that explain WHY you liked or didn't like the movie. No plot twists revealed!.
      • FINALLY - Would you recommend the movie to someone? Why or why not? If you didn't like it, who might like it? Remember no plot twists revealed.
    WATCH THE MOVIE and take notes for your review. We will finish the movie tomorrow. We are going to start with a short movie for practice then move to a full-length movie later in the week. Your REVIEW must be posted on Moodle before you leave today. Look under moodle for a sample.
    • THURSDAY
      • Prepare a brief “DISASTER PREPAREDNESS” article for today’s paper. You need to include:

        ·the basics of how volcanoes and earthquakes work (use that science knowledge and the proper terms)

        ·what to do in the event of an eruption (volcano) or an earthquake

        ·what things you should have ready in ADVANCE so that you are prepared both at home and at school.

        ·HURRY – it’s due today… J

        ·Tomorrow you will be watching a movie for a movie review. Monday you will write it (in class).

      • .
    • FRIDAY (guest Teacher)
      • Start watching the full-length video for the review. Be sure that you are taking notes! We will finish the video on Monday if needed.
    • WHAT WE DID THIS WEEK
    • .

    Week of May 11

    • MONDAY -
      • Quiz Make Up
      • Finish Money and other Stories
      • Forum Posts Updated
    • TUESDAY -
      • Quiz Make Up
      • Finish Money and other Stories
      • Forum Posts Updated
    • WEDNESDAY
      • MY ACCESS essay : SODA - an editorial to help you practice your writing skills in the My Access program. Remember, you have to submit at least once during class in order to receive a score. You may submit this one as many times as you'd like to improve your score. Use this to see what works and what will improve your score and what won't. Best overall score will be entered into the gradebook.
    • THURSDAY
    • FRIDAY
      • Guest Teacher -MyACCESS editorial - The Best Occupation and why! Due today -- only 10 submissions this time -- use them wisely!
      • WHAT WE DID THIS WEEK
      • Quia - Re-took the quizzes (Parts of a Newspaper and Parts of a Newspaper with Essay)
      • EDITORIAL FORUM (moodle) - Write three leads for editorial stories that you would like to complete. Respond to at least five forums.
      • FINISH and share Money Stories (google docs)
      • FINISH Spring Break Story (moodle)
      • ADD HEADLINES, DECKS, WICKETS, BYLINES and DATELINES to your Money Stories (googledocs) and Spring Break Story (moodle)
      • BUILD AN EDITORIAL (worksheet completed in class on Thursday. Extras can be printed by clicking on the link)
      • EDITORIAL TOPIC FORM (from the This Week In JRN link under Thursday
      • EDITORIAL STORY (google docs) saved as P__EDYourTopic_Your Last Name). Started in class on Thursday. Will be completed next week during the STAR TESTING week in class. Include a HEADLINE, DECK, WICKET, DATELINE and BYLINE for your story.
      • EDITORIAL - SODA (myaccess). You have unlimited chances to get a better grade through Friday!
      • EDITORIAL - Career (myaccess) - Friday - You only have today to convince everyone that your career is the best (and explain why). Only 10 submissions this time -- choose them wisely.

    Week of May 4th

    • MONDAY - Identification Exercise. Number 1-10 complete them on your paper. Reviewed in class.
      • HEADLINE PRACTICE - MAD DOG Entries
    • TUESDAY - Guest Teacher
      • quiz on quia.com PARTS OF A NEWSPAPER. You may use your notes, but not each other.
      • When done, work on the CHALLENGE that can be found on MOODLE.COM under this week's link.
      • Go back and revise Spring Break Stories so that they can be published (first name and last initial for the first time, then only the first name after that). Also, go back and add a headline, deck, and a wicket to your stories.
      • The quiz will be reviewed on so that you can take re-takes on Thursday
    • WEDNESDAY
    • THURSDAY
      • Re-Takes for the Quiz from Tuesday.
      • Editorial Pitches being - develop your angle. Writer's Workshop - get input from the teachers.
    • FRIDAY
      • Rough Draft of Editorials types in class.
      • MAD DOG Headline Practice - Round II

    Week of April 27th

    Monday, April 27 (minimum day)

    Last Day To Upload!

    Parts of a Newspaper Notes.

    New seats tomorrow

    Tuesday, April 28

    Practice creating your own mock-up newspaper using the terms from yesterday. Each team will be required to make a mock up of two pages of a newspaper to show what you know!

    Wednesday, April 29

    EDITORIALS - What do you think? Introduction to the types of editorials. Brainstorming session for ideas about editorials -- what bugs you?

    Think about three ideas things that you really want to change for possible story ideas.

    Thursday, April 30

    Practice with PRO/CON debates. Skill - students will learn how to find quotes, statistics, and other sources to help support points of view expressed in their writing.

    Friday, May 1

    Editorials begin -- what do you believe? Write your angle and submit to the teacher for confirmation and approval. We tell our sides all next week!.

    WHAT WE'VE DONE THIS WEEK

    Week of April 20th

    Week of April 13th

    Monday - Minimum Day 20

    Practice for the quiz tomorrow. Review leads and figuring out the various types of leads. . Fairy Tale Lane scenario.

    Basic notes:

    Three Pigs

    • things we know - facts
    • there were originally three pigs, they were actually little and there were three of them
    • building supplies were ordered from Home Depot including quite a lot of straw, sticks (lumber), and bricks
    • there is one living pig who claims that the wolf found boiled in his home was attempting to "eat" him
    • the pigs' mother is still living, but is not cooperating with the police
    • there have been many thefts at construction sites and reports of kickbacks to unscrupulous building inspectors and many construction workers who have not been paid for work they have completed
    • there has been a rise insurance claims with regards to homes suddenly "collapsing"

    Red Riding Hood

    • Remember, all that we have confirmed is this:
    • there was a girl names Little Red Riding Hood
    • she did have a grandmother at one time
    • there were woodcutters in the area
    • the local police have been speaking in schools about internet and personal safety including not giving out personal information such as where you are going, what you are carrying, where you live, avoiding opening doors, talking or going off with strangers
    • Red did leave the house - we don't know if (1) she had her cape; (2) that she actually had a basket with a cake and a pound of butter; or (3) that she actually went into the woods and ever reached her grandmother's house

    Write a lead for a news story, an editorial, and a feature story for each set of facts from the two incidents. (practice for the quiz tomorrow).

    Tuesday, April 21

    KYB practice for 15 minutes. Take a test then complete the exercises.

    QUIA quiz on JRN_Purposes of a Newspaper_Story Forms

    FINISH What I Did on Spring Break

    FINISH Money stories on Googledocs.

    Wednesday, April 22

    Peer Editing and Review

    Review the quiz and changes for re-takes

    Review of Review stories.

    Thursday, April 23

    Practice with Review Stories.

    Friday, April 24

    Finish Up! Letters to the editor.

    WHAT WE'VE DONE THIS WEEK

    • April 13 April 19 (moodle)
    • QUIZ - JRN_Newspaper Story Forms and completed a retake
    • MONEY STORY - on Google docs (shared)
    • GARBAGE - completed a form exercise after watching a video on Friday including a short letter to the editor.
    • FAIRY TALE PRACTICE - Worked on writing leads about a "breaking" story in fairytale land to get more practice working with leads.
    • FEATURE LEAD SAMPLES

    Monday - Minimum Day

    What I Did On Spring Break - Moodle. Written in third person. Will finish tomorrow and polish through peer editing.

    Tuesday, April 14th

    FINISH What I Did on Spring Break

    RETAKES from the Quia.com Quiz

    FINISH Money stories on Googledocs.

    Practice for writing various types of stories with the same facts.

    Wednesday, April 15th - TAX DAY

    Review MONEY stories on google docs - adding commments and revising.

    More Practice with various types of stories.

    Thursday, April 16th

    Work on Leads Practice. Work on completing Money and Spring Break stories.

    Friday, April 17th

    KYB INitial scores recorded.

    Enter Your KYB scores HERE!


    Voting on the tests -- using the clickers.

    MONDAY -30 Minimum Day

    Review Video Notes (take video notes)

    • Stars by the most important facts that you feel people MUST know about
    • "+" by the next most important facts - the story would be better if they were included
    • "CHECK MARK" by the facts that shouldn't be left out

    Review VENN diagrams

    STORY ASSIGNED: Choose the three most important sets of facts from the movie we watched on Friday/Monday.

    WORK IN CLASS: Start writing your lead (period 6.). See if you can organize your notes with the STARS (most important) into the beginning paragraph of a story. We will continue with this tomorrow when we learn more about leads. P4 will start this process tomorrow.


    TUESDAY -31

    WORK IN CLASS: Start writing your lead (period 6.). See if you can organize your notes with the STARS (most important) into the beginning paragraph of a story. We will continue with this tomorrow when we learn more about leads. P4 will start this process tomorrow.

    Review story forms (handout: Activity Sheet 1:6: Inverted Pyramid). Finish review of the types of stories. using worksheet - JUST THE FACTS.Information will be entered on Googledocs. Complete pg 9 and pg. 10.

    WEDNESDAY -April 1

    LEADS - (handout). Review the various types of leads. Review LEAD WRITING TIPS handout. Review SUMMARY LEAD variations.

    Thursday - April 2

    Finish SUMMARY LEAD review. WOrk on LEAD WRITING PRACTICE (handout). Practice writing leads based on your MONEY story notes.

    FRIDAY - April 3

    STORY practice (NEWS STORY NOTES).

    STORY ASSIGNED: Complete a story based on your notes. We will be writing the lead in class today and then finishing up after Spring Break.


    MONDAY - 23

    Work with Passwords and User Names - sign up for quia.com and log into Moodle.com

    TUESDAY - 24

    Work with Passwords - Complete SCHOLASTIC assignment on Moodle. Sign up for Discover Zone and Log into Learn 2 Type.

    WEDNESDAY - 25

    Finish up with Passwords - ED TECH PROFILE (take the online questionnaire), log into googlepages.

    THURSDAY - 26

    Practice with all user names and passwords:

    • mini assignments in each venue to make sure that user names and passwords are working.

    FRIDAY - 27

    • Quiz on Quia to make sure you know how to save a document and how to access the programs.
    • Review what is journalism vs. creative writing and essay writing.

    Complete the PHONEITIN.pdf assignment by calling into gcast and publishing your post.

    We will be uploading your pre-writes today and sharing on google docs as part of the final exam.

    Listen to your podcasts!

    This week will be time to get caught up on all missing moodle assignments (check powerschool). You will be able to turn them in up until Monday, March 16th. After that date, the zeros will remain zeros.

    MONDAY - Finish calling in your stories. Upload them to both google and moodle (part of the final exam). Finish any other items on Moodle.

    TUESDAY - KYB test (final one!). Last minute uploads and review of skills and websites.

    WEDNESDAY - Last day. Preview new classes. Editorial discussion/debate on various topics.


    THURSDAY - Off to your new classes!

    FRIDAY

    • Stories Turned in (see FIRST ASSIGNMENT)
    • Passwords and UserNames (cards started)

    MONDAY - Feb.9 No School

    TUESDAY - Feb. 10

    FINISH MOVIE REVIEWS...

    • Remember-- Use this guide as a rubric. Does your story have all of the following elements?
    • FIRST PARAGRAPH- What did you think about the movie? State if you liked it or not and give some reasons.
    • NEXT - Brief description about the movie (plot, setting, basic story line, length, rating) without giving away the ending.
    • THEN - Your reasons (with specific examples that explain WHY you liked or didn't like the movie. No plot twists revealed!.
    • FINALLY - Would you recommend the movie to someone? Why or why not? If you didn't like it, who might like it? Remember no plot twists revealed.
    • YEARBOOK BEAT STORIES: Review handout given on Thursday and Friday to see if you have all the elements of a feature story. If done, print a copy and use the FEATURE RUBRIC to grade your own story.

    Wednesday - Feb. 11

    QUIZ on leads. Be sure that you have prepared. When done, complete your stories. No printing today. Complete the rubrics and hold onto them until Ms. Maye returns.

    Thursday - Feb.12

    QUIZ retakes will be allowed during class on Friday. Review of the quiz from yesterday. Last stories printed and rubrics turned in.

    Friday - Feb.13

    EDITORIALS begin. . Newspaper Writing Tips

    Friday - Feb. 6

    Finishing up and polishing our stories for publication!

    MONDAY - Feb. 2

    WORK ON MOVIE REVIEWS...

    • Remember--
    • FIRST PARAGRAPH- What did you think about the movie? State if you liked it or not and give some reasons.
    • NEXT - Brief description about the movie (plot, setting, basic story line, length, rating) without giving away the ending.
    • THEN - Your reasons (with specific examples that explain WHY you liked or didn't like the movie. No plot twists revealed!.
    • FINALLY - Would you recommend the movie to someone? Why or why not? If you didn't like it, who might like it? Remember no plot twists revealed.

    Tueday - Feb. 3

    Work on leads for the review... what makes a good lead? What are the types of leads? Work on revising your reviews. If time, work on stories for the beats.

    Wednesday - Feb. 4

    REVISE for point of view -- we will use a checklist to go through the two stories you are working on so that you have a list of the various types of stories and what you need to have in each one. ((HANDOUT))

    Thursday - Feb. 5

    Continue from yesterday. Revisions and peer editing.

    Friday - Feb. 6

    Finishing up and polishing our stories for publication!

    JANUARY 26-30

    Got BEAT assignments. Worked on the stories and what they need to have. Reviewed newsworthiness (what makes a story news), the main purposes of the newspaper (inform, entertain, persuade, service).

    Monday, Jan 20 - NO SCHOOl

    Tuesday, Jan. 21

    Phone It In - MOODLE - respond to the 44th President's Speech and explain what you think the newly sworn President should work on during the first 100 days.

    FINISH: Essay on MyAccess - Newspaper vs. Informational Essay

    HOMEWORK: Complete the PHONE IT IN portion of the assignment listed in MOODLE. Students also received a paper copy of the instructions for how to complete the PHONE IT IN assignment for the week. Due by end of day tomorrow, January 22nd.

    STUDY for the quiz on the PARTS OF A NEWSPAPER tomorrow.

    Wednesday, Jan. 23

    • QUIZ on parts of the newspaper. Review your notes! There will also be two short written responses and should take you most of the period to complete.

    Thursday, Jan. 24

    Friday, Jan. 25

    MONDAY - Jan 12 MINIMUM DAY

    • See if you remember your Passwords and User Names Explained.
    • Work on Essays.
    • Review four parts of the newspaper.
    • Activities in QUIA>com
    • Period 4 linkPeriod 6 link

    TUESDAY- Jan13

    • WARM UP - Keyboarding. Learning how to create a brand new MS word document. Save as KYB (Period_title_yourlast name).
    • Review parts of the newspaper.
    • Review what makes news.
    • Leads (if time).
    • Beat Assignments chosen and explained (if time

    WEDNESDAY - jan 7

    • WARM UP - Keyboarding. Add to your document. Learning first finger reach fingers.
    • Essay time.

    Thursday - Jan 15

    • WARM-UP: More keyboarding practice. Be sure to Save!
    • Review what are the purposes of the newspaper and the items that make the news, what types of stories we will be writing (handout).

    Friday - Jan16

    Week of Dec 8 - Dec12

    MONDAY - Dec 8 MINIMUM DAY

    • Passwords and User Names Explained.
    • Sign ups today and practice with the sites.

    TUESDAY- Dec 9 MINIMUM DAY

    • WARM UP - Keyboarding. Learning how to create a brand new MS word document. Save as KYB (Period_title_yourlast name).
    • Finish with signing up for User Names and Passwords. - QUIA and DISCOVERY ZONE.

    WEDNESDAY - Dec 3

    • WARM UP - Keyboarding. Add to your document. Learning first finger reach fingers.
    • Finish with signing up for User Names and Passwords. Cards given to students to tape into agenda planners.
    • EXERCISE ASSIGNED: What is journalism? Students will start to look at newspapers and start to explore the differences between newspaper writing and other forms of writing. Assignment due on Moodle by Friday, Dec. 12th (time will be given in class).
    • Work on Part One: What is the difference between journalism and other forms of writing?
    • Work on Part Two: What is the purpose of the stories in the newspaper? Why did the editors choose to include one story over another story?

    Thursday - Dec. 4

    • WARM-UP: More keyboarding practice. Be sure to Save!
    • Last of the user names and passwords. Be sure you practice logging in from home as well. Start at maybeteach.org
    • Work on PART THREE: Act like an editor -- you are going on vacation and need to explain to your fill-in what process you go through to decide what to include on the front page!

    Friday - Dec. 5

    MONDAY - Dec 1 MINIMUM DAY

    • Work on your stories - ideas sent via schoolnotes email. Explain how you are going to get your story completed.
    • Beat Assignments tomorrow!

    TUESDAY- Dec 2

    WEDNESDAY - Dec 3

    • Rough Drafts of stories need to be reviewed by an editor/adult. Must be done and completed tomorrow. .

    Thursday - Dec. 4

    • Stories due -- send via schoolnotes email, upload to moodle.

    Friday - Dec. 5

    • New Classes!.
    • Newspaper Reading Inventory be sure to put the period (P4 or P6 then you Last name, First name in order to get credit). When done with ALL the questions, click on submit.
    • Quick Write about you!
      • Log onto the class website www.mayebteach.org
      • Click on the JRN HOMEWORK LINK
      • Click on send an email to Ms. Computers Maye
      • In the MESSAGE box -- type in a header (last name, first name; period, date)
      • Write a short paragraph about you. What's the catch? You need to write in third person!
      • ex. Ms. Maye teaches computers at ESMS. She has been working in the district for the last 15 years in the computer/technology department. Her favorite things to do outside of school include hiking, traveling, reading, writing, taking photographs and being active in sports and athletic endeavors.
      • Spelling and grammar do not count (but do your best). About five minutes before the end of class, you will need to enter the PERIOD and your LAST name in the name box.
      • Then we will submit!
      • CONGRATS - you have written your first journalism article!

    MONDAY - Nov.17- MINIMUM DAY

    TUESDAY- Nov 18

    WEDNESDAY - Nov.19 - Guest Teacher

    • Review of movie...be sure to take notes!.

    Thursday - Nov. 20

    • EDITORS need to proof read the stories and put in comments
    • WRITERS need to revise your stories accordingly.

    Friday - Nov.21

    • Final drafts due on Moodle, printed and with a cover sheet by end of class today.

    Week of Nov. 10-14

    MONDAY - Nov.10- MINIMUM DAY

    • Writing for TV and RADIO - Complete the work started on Friday. We will have the whole class period to complete;
    • HOMEWORK: Collect 50 responses to your survey!

    TUESDAY- Nov 11 HOLIDAY

    WEDNESDAY - Nov.12

    • Survey Stories Started in class. Use the model to keep on writing!. Listen to more radio and TV spots.

    Thursday - Nov. 13

    • Finish Survey Stories. Peer Editing to work on what need to be completed. Print the final copy. Listen to more radio and TV spots.

    Friday - Nov.14

    • hare Survey Stories with the rest of the class. Add to moodle and reflect. .

    Week of Nov. 3- 7th

    MONDAY - Nov.3- MINIMUM DAY

    • EDITOR PRACTICE
    • Common Word Errors (completed with assistance in class)
    • FEATURE INTERVIEW (complete the interview with George Washington - started in class. If you don't have lots of homework, please finish at home. If you have lots of homework, you will have a few minutes in class to complete.

    TUESDAY- Nov 4

    • REVIEW FEATURE INTERVIEW with parnters
    • Varying Said: Work on various ways to vary the "said" item. The first part has you choose words, the second part has you write a quote that matches the different ways to say, SAID.
    • SURVEY STORIES: Review structure of a survey story (take notes on a handout).
    • HOMEWORK: Read the SAMPLE SURVEY STORY> Think about how you need to write your survey story on Friday.

    WEDNESDAY - Nov. 5

    • REVIEW: Story ideas. Review what makes a good survey?Go to quia. co complete the survey online. Think about what makes a good/bad survey question?
    • Review parts of a survey story and learn to write the various sections (handout).
    • HOMEWORK: Come up with three survey questions and the answers you are going to allow the people to choose from. Remember you may not get approved for your first topic.

    Thursday - Nov. 6 - Guest Teacher

    • CREATING A RADIO COMMERCIAL
    • Review the handout and create two commercials for the advertising department.
    • WRITING ITEMS FOR RADIO AND TELEVISION: Add the radio ads to your NEWS VALUE DOCUMENT> You need to choose three of the five items on the page to complete. Be ready to read them tomorrow in class!
    • HOMEWORK: Think about your survey topics and responses. We will follow up on Friday.

    Friday - Nov. 7

    • SURVEY APPROVALS - We will be talking about your survey topics. Your choices that you have available for the repsonses and how to get some good quotes (and enough information) for your stories.
    • NEXT WEEK PREVIEW> MONDAY - Get those surveys started!
    • WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY - SURVEY RESULTS: Write your survey stories. Graphic organizers will be provided for those who need additional help. Leads must be written today before you leave. You will have about half of the period to write your leads and get started on your stories.
    • FRIDAY we will complete them, print them and them analyze them.

    Week of Oct. 27-31

    MONDAY - Oct 27 - MINIMUM DAY

    • Quiz re-takes for those who want them. PARTS OF A NEWSPAPER_NEWSWORTHINESS.
    • Period 4 - INTERVIEWS today.
    • Period 6 - Write the rest of the story today and do some peer editing.

    TUESDAY- Oct. 27

    • Work on Packet - FEATURE LEADS 1. Complete the work in MS word and Upload to Moodle. Add to your NEWS VALUE document by adding another page.

    WEDNESDAY -Oct.29

    • Review of Feature Leads I
    • Peer editing of Interview Stories.
    • FEATURE LEADS II: Quotations. Complete in your MS word document. Add to your NEWS VALUE document by adding another page.

    Thursday - Oct.30

    Friday - Oct. 31 - No Students - Pupil Free Day.

    Week of Oct. 20-24th

    MONDAY - Oct 20 - MINIMUM DAY

    • Quiz re-takes for those who want them. PARTS OF A NEWSPAPER_NEWSWORTHINESS.
    • FOR THOSE WHO DON"T RE-TAKE: News Worthiness (from the packet)
      • Newspaper editors often have more stories than they can print. How do they determine the stories with the most "news value"?
      • In choosing the most important story our of each set of three below, pretend you are news editor of your school newspaper.
      • Your choice should be made on the basis of which stories will interest and/or affect the most number of students.
      • Other factors include timeliness, proximity (nearness), size (impact), conflict, human emotions, and unusualness (uniuqeness).
      • Be prepared to defend your choices.
      • TITLE = NEWSVALUES. (save as P_newsvalues_your last name).
      • PUT NEWS VALUES at the top of the page.
      • Number each answer. Type the letter of the most newsworthy story and the actual story description. In parenthesis ( ) explain why you chose that one of the three options that you had.
      • ex. (c) The famous actor will visit next week. (timeliness - even though it would be more timely to choose the one that talked about tomorrow, we have a lot going on this week).
      • For those re-taking the test -- you will be able to work with a partner to complete the exercise.

    TUESDAY- Oct. 21

    Review your findings -- what order is your newspaper and why?

    Feature introduction - story forms, parts of a feature, review of some stories.

    WEDNESDAY -Oct.22

      • îKYB practice: dedcd and kik,kand new keys swsxslol.l
      • îReviewed Quia.com and log ins.
      • îWrote questions for a feature/news story.

    Thursday - Oct.23

    Friday - Oct.24

    • Story writing practice.
    • NEXT WEEK:
    • Sample stories read - each group will report out about their findings. If you were in charge of the paper, what are some things that you would look for in a feature story? Share your findings in class
    • Practice with writing features and news leads using similar information.

    Week of Oct. 13 - Oct. 17

    MONDAY - Oct 13 - MINIMUM DAY

    1. The question (what you are looking for)
    2. The page Number (ex. A1 and the date ex. A1 monday, Oct. 15, 2008).
    3. The headline (from the article)
    4. The example of the item from the story. .

    TUESDAY- Oct. 14

    • 15 minutes to work on the hunt.
    • Finish the HUNT today -- use the online paper to help you. If you use the newspaper online, you must include the URL as well as all the other required items. .
    1. .The question (what you are looking for)
    2. The page Number (ex. A1 and the date ex. A1 monday, Oct. 15, 2008).
    3. The headline (from the article)
    4. The example of the item from the story. .

    Learn about what makes news... then find at least three examples from online newspapers. Add a new page to your HUNT document. Be sure to copy the url and the headline.

    WEDNESDAY -Oct. 15

    • Keyboarding Practice - learning new fingers DEDCD and KIK,K
    • Boogle the words that we know
    • Practice with worksheet for 15 minutes
    • Review the items that make a story newsworthy!

    Thursday - Oct. 16

    Friday - Oct.17

    • Quiz on types of stores and purposes of the newspaper.
    • Story writing practice.
    • NEXT WEEK:
    • Sample stories read - each group will report out about their findings. If you were in charge of the paper, what are some things that you would look for in a feature story? Share your findings in class
    • Practice with writing features and news leads using similar information.

    Week of Oct. 6 - Oct. 10

    MONDAY - Oct 6 - MINIMUM DAY

    • Finish packet work including checking out leads, writing original leads, ING lead practice and 5-1b. Will upload tomorrow.

    TUESDAY- Oct. 7

    • Headline Practice
    • Upload lead work to Moodle
    • Parts of the Newspaper (notes).

    WEDNESDAY -Oct.8

    • NEW SEATS
    • New fingers - start a new KYB document for adding to our practice of all ten finger style of typing
    • SCAVENGER HUNT - Parts of the newspaper.

    Thursday - Oct.9

    • Types of Stories (notes)
    • Purposes of the paper (notes)
    • Find samples online for each. Save as TYPES.

    Friday - Oct.10

    • Quiz on types of stores and purposes of the newspaper. .

    Week of Sept.29 - Oct. 3

    MONDAY - Sept. 29 - MINIMUM DAY

    • Keyboarding Practice
    • Leads - types of Leads
    • Finish WRITING ORIGINAL LEAD (5-2) and upload exercise to Moodle.com
    • Worksheet packet -- do not write on the packet. Complete the items listed for credit in class today.
      • Complete Checking Out Leads (5-2) on a brand new word processing document with a header on the page. SAVE AS_Checking (Period_Checking_yourlastname)
      • (DO NOT WRITE IN THE PACKETS)
      • For each of the three well written leads, copy and paste them into a word document.
      • Below the lead, be sure to include the web address for the story that you used for your example.
      • After you have copied the web address, identify the 5W's and an H for each of the stories. See the sample listed below

    SAMPLE 1

    Council Decision Opens Door to OSH

    Written by Dennis Evanosky Published: Thursday, 18 September 2008

    The question before Mayor Beverly Johnson and the city council Tuesday was a simple one: Should they let stand a July 14 Planning Board decision to allow "the reconstruction of Building 1000, located in the Alameda Towne Centre at 2230 South Shore Center"?

    The question before Mayor Beverly Johnson and the city council Tuesday was a simple one: Should they let stand a July 14 Planning Board decision to allow "the reconstruction of Building 1000, located in the Alameda Towne Centre at 2230 South Shore Center"?

    The words "Building 1000" may not resonate with many Alamedans, but contention over what to do with this structure echoed throughout the city council chambers Tuesday night. In the minds of many, the city council's decision on this matter would either preserve or rend the very fabric of the city of Alameda

    http://www.alamedasun.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3896&Itemid=10

    WHO: Mayor Beverly Johnson

    WHAT: Decision about what to do with the Alameda Towne Center

    etc.

    • If done early, read WRITING ORIGINAL LEADS (5-3) and complete the assignment by adding a new page to your work above.
    • To add a new page, click at the end of your work, then INSERT>PAGE BREAK. Put WRITING ORIGINAL LEAD (5-2) at the top and complete the work.

    TUESDAY- Sept. 30

    WEDNESDAY -Oct. 1

    Thursday - Oct. 2

    • QUIZ: Quia.com - Types of Leads. You will also be asked to write two original leads, using information provided to you.
    • Three minutes before the end of class, FILE>save; WORD>Quit Word and then P4 - Restart, P6, Shutdown.

    Friday - Oct. 3

    • Keyboarding practice
    • QUIZ retakes available today.
    • Newspaper Hunt (if time permits).

    Week of Sept. 22-26

    MONDAY - Sept. 22 - MINIMUM DAY

    • Quia.com review
    • Keyboarding Practice
    • Review the parts of journalism stories - inverted pyramid, leads, summary leads, five W and an H
    • Finish Money Stories.

    TUESDAY- Sept. 23

    • Complete writing stories.
    • Peer editing and review - learn how to make comments and to save work.
    • Final edits will continue tomorrow.

    WEDNESDAY - Sept.24

    • Final stories up to moodle
    • Practice keyboarding assignments.
    • Review how a newspaper is different than creative writing, the basic story structure.

    Thursday - Sept.25 - Minimum Day Back To School Nite

    • Worksheet packet -- do not write on the packet. Complete the items listed for credit in class today.
      • Complete Checking Out Leads (5-2) on a brand new word processing document with a header on the page. SAVE AS_Checking (Period_Checking_yourlastname)
      • (DO NOT WRITE IN THE PACKETS)
      • For each of the three well written leads, copy and paste them into a word document.
      • Below the lead, be sure to include the web address for the story that you used for your example.
      • After you have copied the web address, identify the 5W's and an H for each of the stories. See the sample listed below

    SAMPLE 1

    Council Decision Opens Door to OSH

    Written by Dennis Evanosky Published: Thursday, 18 September 2008

    The question before Mayor Beverly Johnson and the city council Tuesday was a simple one: Should they let stand a July 14 Planning Board decision to allow "the reconstruction of Building 1000, located in the Alameda Towne Centre at 2230 South Shore Center"?

    The question before Mayor Beverly Johnson and the city council Tuesday was a simple one: Should they let stand a July 14 Planning Board decision to allow "the reconstruction of Building 1000, located in the Alameda Towne Centre at 2230 South Shore Center"?

    The words "Building 1000" may not resonate with many Alamedans, but contention over what to do with this structure echoed throughout the city council chambers Tuesday night. In the minds of many, the city council's decision on this matter would either preserve or rend the very fabric of the city of Alameda

    http://www.alamedasun.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3896&Itemid=10

    WHO: Mayor Beverly Johnson

    WHAT: Decision about what to do with the Alameda Towne Center

    etc.

    • If done early, read WRITING ORIGINAL LEADS (5-3) and complete the assignment by adding a new page to your work above.
    • To add a new page, click at the end of your work, then INSERT>PAGE BREAK. Put WRITING ORIGINAL LEAD (5-2) at the top and complete the work.
    • Three minutes before the end of class, FILE>save; WORD>Quit Word and then P4 - Restart, P6, Shutdown.

    Friday - Sept.26

    • Keyboarding practice
    • Review stories on quia.com using the rubric.

    HOMEWORK THIS WEEK!: Authenticate your google account. Create a document and share with me - email address given in class. If not working last week, try again with ESMS added to your powerSchool password.

    If your password is in all caps, then it should be that way for googlepages. For all others, the whole password (along with the ESMS) must be caps.

    Week of Sept. 15 - 19

    MONDAY - Sept. 15 - MINIMUM DAY

    • Quia.com review
    • Keyboarding Practice
    • Review the parts of journalism stories - inverted pyramid, leads, summary leads, five W and an H
    • Compare money notes
    • Rough draft of Money Story

    TUESDAY- Sept. 16

    • Complete writing stories.
    • Peer editing and review - learn how to make comments and to save work.
    • Final edits will continue tomorrow.

    WEDNESDAY - Sept. 17

    • Final stories up to moodle
    • Practice keyboarding assignments.
    • Review how a newspaper is different than creative writing, the basic story structure.

    Thursday - Sept. 18

    • Keyboarding Practice
    • MONEY, MONEY, MONEY?
    • Review the MONEY story with the rubric on QUIA.com
    • Review how a newspaper is different than creative writing and the basic story structures used in newspaper writing.

    Friday - Sept.19

    • Review of the types of stories in the newspaper
    • Quiz on quia.
    • Start to re-write money leads after a brief discussion.

    Week of Sept. 8 - Sept. 12

    MONDAY - Sept. 8 - MINIMUM DAY

    • Quia.com review
    • Keyboarding Pre-Test

    TUESDAY- Sept. 9

    • core keyboarding tests and start with Moodle.

    WEDNESDAY - Sept. 10

    • Signing into moodle.com practice assignment.
    • Practice keyboarding assignments.
    • Review how a newspaper is different than creative writing, the basic story structure.

    Thursday - Sept. 11- GUEST TEACHER

    • Keyboarding Practice
    • MONEY, MONEY, MONEY? Video and notes.

    Friday - Sept.12

    • Password Practice continues
    • Quia.com
    • Moodle.com
    • Rough drafts of Money Story.

    Week of Sept. 2 - Sept. 5

    Monday, Tuesday = No School

    Wednesday - Sept. 3 - MINIMUM DAY

    • Introduction to class and tour
    • What is the worst thing about returning to school?

    Thursday - Sept. 4 -

    • Password Practice begins
    • Pre-Survey on Skills

    Friday - Sept. 5

    • Password Practice continues
    • Quia.com
    • Moodle.com