Mrs. Neely – Journalism

It's all storytelling. That's what journalism is all about.

Archive for August, 2017

Lesson Plans for August 28-September 1


Monday, August 28 Complete ‘Fact Finding’ Assignment and share results with classmates. Discuss why good reporting is about 80% interviewing Interviewing: Before and During the Interview Tuesday, August 29 Interviewing: After the Interview Learn the guidelines for using quotes 21 Interview Questions Wednesday, August 30 Interview Practice ( 4 scenarios) Develop questions for practice sets […]

Lesson Plans for August 21-25


Monday, August 21 Continue with notes/discussion on ‘What is News?’ Students will look at how news is defined and who the gatekeeper is? List and define the elements of news that make a story newsworthy: timeliness, proximity, prominence, conflict, impact, human interest Tuesday, August 22 Review the elements of news. Find examples of news stories […]

Lesson Plans for August 17-18


Thursday, August 17 Interview Activity: Speed Friending Style; discuss information students compile during the activity. Set up Interactive Notebooks, Supply Box, Google Classroom Review expectations and policies for Journalism I Complete Journalism Questionnaire Journalism goals for semester 1 Friday, August 18 Discuss how interviewing provides important supporting content for news stories? What is News? How […]

Welcome to WOMS Journalism


It’s an exciting time at White Oak Middle School with the addition of a new Journalism I Class for the 2017-2018 year. We are going to be very busy! You’ll learn to write four kinds of stories (News, Feature, Sports, Editorial), Photography basics, InDesign and Photoshop basics, Media Law and Ethics, and what it takes […]

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