Mrs. Neely – Journalism

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

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Mitzi Neely

Assistant Superintendent for White Oak ISD.

Lesson Plans for October 29-November 2

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Monday, October 29 Work on story board assignments for The Maroon & White Peer edit/share in google docs Tuesday, October 30 Work on story board assignments Make corrections and submit draft two for publishing Wednesday, October 31 Revisit interviewing Guidelines for interviewing Formulating good questions Thursday, November 1 Brainstorm story ideas for Thanksgiving season Make […]

Lesson Plans for November 26-30

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Monday, November 26 Introduce Headline writing Format/guidelines Basic types of headlines Sample headlines Tuesday, November 27 Study UIL Headline Prompt Character count/spaces Primary/Secondary  or multi-line primary Wednesday, November 28 UIL Headline writing prompt – write first 3 headlines Discuss story details and consider headlines Thursday, November 29 UIL Headline writing prompt – write last 3 […]

Lesson Plans for November 12-16

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Monday, November 12 Work on stories listed on Story Board UIL Editorial Team work on UIL prompt Tuesday, November 13 Choice Board – Feature Story or News Story UIL Editorial Team work on prompt Wednesday, November 14 Students work on story board assignments; peer editing/revisions Finish newspaper stories for publishing Thursday, November 15 Finish up […]

Lesson Plans for November 5-9

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Monday, November 5 Sponge Activity – AP Style #2 Review Story Board Assignments and work through topics, research, photos, due dates Assign photographers for girls basketball, football and pep rally Tuesday, November 6 Writing Activity – CHOICE BOARD –  News or Editorial Wednesday, November 7 Review CHOICE BOARD Assignment and peer review Submit in google […]

Lesson Plans for October 15-19

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Monday, October 15 Grade/review AP Style Worksheet Review for AP Test Make photo assignments for volleyball/football Post stories to The Maroon & White  Tuesday, October 16 AP Test Introduce Editorial Writing Discuss the main parts/format of an editorial Work through an example of an editorial Review Story Board of assignments/due dates Post stories to The […]

Lesson Plans for October 8-12

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Monday, October 8 Interviewing, part 2 Work with partner to develop questions for four scenarios Discuss scenarios and ask students to make a general list of questions Photo assignments for volleyball games tonight Post stories in The Maroon & White Tuesday, October 9 Review stories in The Maroon & White Assign next stories on Story […]

Lesson Plans for October 1-5

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Monday, October 1 Write sample draft of Sports and News briefs for online newspaper. Review staff photo, sports, and campus life assignments. Tuesday, October 2 Review formula and process for writing for news briefs/sports briefs. Work on news stories for online newspaper Select photos for online site. Wednesday, October 3 Set author name and avatar […]

Lesson Plans for September 24-28

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Monday, September 24 Students work on story assignments for The Maroon & White Follow Journalism story rubric with point assignments Basic Interviewing questions Quotes Need one horizontal for Feature Image and one vertical/horizontal for story Assign photographers for games/pep rallies Assign student to cover stats for VB Tuesday, September 25 Using game stats, write VB […]

Lesson Plans for September 10-14

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Monday, September 10 Complete Sports advance story using story prompt/new information Complete and share with teacher in googledocs Activity-look at photos taken by staff photographers at last week’s volleyball game and pep rally/analyze and evaluate Tuesday, September 11 Review Inverted Pyramid Introduce AP/Summary Lead Define and explain using the 5W’s and H Read and discuss […]

Lesson Plans for September 3-7

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Monday, September 3 Labor Day Holiday Tuesday What is News? How is news defined and who is the gatekeeper? List and define the elements of news that make a story newsworthy: timeliness, proximity, prominence, conflict, impact, human interest Give examples and discuss in table groups Wednesday Fact/Opinion – what is it and what are the […]

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