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 September 24-28

September24

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

September12

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

September12

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 […]

Lesson Plans for August 27-31

August30

Monday, August 27 Work on historical journalism figures Submit for grade Update Journal Tuesday, August 28 Introduce Photography Six things to know Define C.E.L.L. Composition and exposure Wednesday, August 29 Aperture/Shutter Speed ISO types of lens Light Thursday, August 30 Light Components of photography Photography editor and staff Review Notes Friday, August 31 Divide into […]

Lesson Plans for August 20-24

August21

Monday, August 20 Set up Interactive Notebooks Sign up for Remind Review final part of procedures/processes. Discuss Speed Friending Interviews–what did you find out about the person you interviewed? Transition into the History of American Journalism – how did the newspaper industry get started? Assign vocabulary – write in notebook Slides 1-5 Tuesday, August 21 […]

Lesson Plans for August 16-17

August16

Thursday, August 16 Review expectations and policies for Journalism Complete Journalism Questionnaire/Note Cards with information Interview Activity: Speed Friending Style; discuss information students compile during the activity. Set up Interactive Notebooks, Supply Box, Google Classroom Assign Extra Activity for Homework Friday, August 17 Review expectations and policies for Journalism Discuss how interviewing provides important supporting […]

Welcome to White Oak Middle School Journalism

August15

Hello Students and Parents! Welcome to Journalism. We have so much to do this year–learning to write stories and captions, take photographs, designing ads and yearbook/newspaper pages, and studying the history of journalism. The best part is your work will be published in The Maroon & White online newspaper. The newspaper is updated weekly and […]


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