Mrs. Neely – Journalism

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

Lesson Plans May 14-18

May15

Monday, May 14

  • Work on captions, lead-ins, headline and subheads for boys and girls track spreads
  • Identify names for MS group photos

Tuesday, May 15

  • Work on captions, lead-ins, headline and subheads for boys and girls track spreads
  • Identify names for MS group photos
  • Awards Day in Journalism–CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!!

Wednesday, May 16

  • STAAR Test day for 8th grade

Thursday, May 17

  • STAAR Test day for 8th grade

Friday, May 18

  • 8th Grade Reward Trip
  • Check all storyboard published work
  • Finish up final assignments

**JOURNALISM FIELD TRIP NEXT TUESDAY, MAY 22 to Longview News-Journal. Bus is leaving the Middle School at 7:50 a.m.

TEKS 110.62.02, 110.62.03, 110.62.04 and 110.62.05

‘We Believe in ALL Kids ALL the Time’

Lesson Plans April 30-May 4

May8

Monday, April 30

  • Photoshop Assignment – creating graphics with text

Tuesday, May 1

  • Photoshop Assignment – creating graphics with text

Wednesday, May 2

  • Yearbook spreads/photos
  • Film video clips for Principal Appreciation

Thursday, May 3

  • Headlines assignment- UIL Prompt

Friday, May 4

  • Video for Mrs. Balboa
  • Headline assignment – 2nd draft/turn in for re-grade

TEKS 110.62.03, 110.62.04 and 110.62.05

‘We Believe in ALL Kids ALL the Time’

Lesson Plans April 9-13

April12

Monday, April 9

  • Students are working on Storyboard projects.

Tuesday, April 10

  • NO CLASS – STAAR TESTS

Wednesday, April 11

  • NO CLASS – STAAR TESTS

Thursday, April 12

  • Students work on Storyboard projects and Girls/Boys MS Track Yearbook pages

Friday, April 13

  • Informational Meeting with HS Yearbook/Newspaper Adviser about HS Journalism Opportunities
  • Students work on Storyboard projects and Track pages – see deadline chart

TEKS: 110.62(1)(B)(C); 110.62(2)(K); 110.62(2)(L) 110.62(4)

We Believe in ALL Kids, ALL the Time

Lesson Plans March 5-9

March6

Monday, March 5

  • Work on Storyboard assignments (Art, Construction, MS Spring Fling, Track)
  • Work on yearbook spreads; interview students and finalize details

Tuesday, March 6

  • Work on yearbook spreads; interview students and finalize spread details
  • Work on Storyboard assignments

Wednesday, March 7

  • Write headlines, secondary headlines for each mod on yearbook spread
  • Type in quotes, proofread and spell check.

Thursday, March 8

  • Proofread final spreads – photos, caption lead-ins, caption/quotes, headlines, secondary headlines
  • Work on Storyboard assignments

Friday, March 9

  • Finish proofreading yearbook spreads and submit for grade and deadline
  • Send group photos with identification of students/captions

TEKS: 110.62(1)(B)(C); 110.62(2)(K); 110.62(2)(L) 110.62(4)

We Believe in ALL Kids, ALL the Time

Lesson Plans for February 5-9

February5

Monday, February 5

  • Collaborative groups work on finalizing layouts/photos
  • Interview students that correlate with photos

Tuesday, February 6

  • Interview students for football, volleyball and cross country spreads
  • Type up interviews for yearbook pages

Wednesday, February 7

  • Students will proofread caption/quote information for each photo mod and store in the google doc

Thursday, February 8

  • Law and Ethics (8 qualities of a good journalist)
  • Vocabulary
  • Significant events in history

Friday, February 9

  • Continue Ethics in Journalism

TEKS: 110.62(1)(B)(C) 110.62(2)(G) 110.62(2)(E)(I) 110.62(2)(L)

We Believe in ALL Kids, ALL of the Time

Lesson Plans for January 15-19

January17

Monday, January 15

  • School Holiday

Tuesday, January 16

  • SNOW DAY

Wednesday, January 17

  • SNOW DAY

Thursday, January 18

  • Sportswriting Game/Post Game stories
  • Look at examples of good stories
  • Analyze components of stories

Friday, January 19

  • Using prompt information, write a game story lead, transition, quote
  • Share examples in class/discussion

TEKS: 110.62(1)(B)(C) 110.62(2)(G) 110.62(2)(E)(I) 110.62(2)(L)

We Believe in ALL Kids, ALL of the Time

Lesson Plans for November 27-December 1

November27

Monday, November 27

  • UIL News Story Prompt 45 minute time limit (start to finish)
  • STUDENTS HAVE A NUMBER ASSIGNED TO THEM THAT GOES IN THE TOP RIGHT HEADER OF THEIR PAPER. THEY WILL SHARE WITH ME IN GOOGLE DOC JUST PRIOR TO TIME EXPIRING.

Tuesday, November 28

  • UIL Headline Writing Prompt 45 minute time limit (start to finish)
  • STUDENTS HAVE A NUMBER ASSIGNED TO THEM THAT GOES IN THE TOP RIGHT HEADER OF THE PAPER. THE STUDENTS WILL TURN IN PAPERS PRIOR TO TIME EXPIRING. 

Wednesday, November 29

  • UIL Editorial Writing Prompt 45 minute time limit (start to finish)  
  • STUDENTS HAVE A NUMBER ASSIGNED TO THEM THAT GOES IN THE TOP RIGHT HEADER OF THE PAPER. THEY WILL SHARE WITH ME IN GOOGLE DOCS JUST PRIOR TO TIME EXPIRING.

Thursday, November 30

  • UIL Feature Writing Prompt 60 minute time limit (use 40 minutes today and use 20 minutes tomorrow to complete).
  • STUDENTS HAVE A NUMBER ASSIGNED TO THEM THAT GOES IN THE TOP RIGHT HEADER OF THE PAPER.
  • TELL THEM TO STOP AT 40 MIN. THEY WILL NOT SHARE WITH ME UNTIL THEY FINISH THE FINAL 20 MINUTES TOMORROW.

Friday, December 1

  • UIL Feature Writing Prompt – use 20 minute time limit to complete and submit.
  • STUDENTS HAVE A NUMBER ASSIGNED TO THEM THAT GOES IN THE TOP RIGHT HEADER OF THE PAPER. THEY WILL SHARE WITH ME IN GOOGLE DOCS JUST PRIOR TO YOU CALLING TIME.
  • Remainder of time will be spent researching, interviewing and writing stories and briefs for online paper.

TEKS: 110.62(1)(B)(C) 110.62(2)(G) 110.62(2)(E)(I) 110.62(2)(L)

We Believe in ALL Kids, ALL of the Time

Lesson Plans for November 13-17

November27

Monday, November 13

  • Students are working on news and feature stories for publication.

Tuesday, November 14

  • Students are working on news and feature stories for publication.
  • Submit for grading and posting to online newspaper.

Wednesday, November 15

  • Students are working on UIL Headline writing assignment.
  • Revise drafts for news and feature stories. Re-submit to publication.

Thursday, November 16

  • Assign news stories to cover after holiday break.
  • Review step-by-step format for news and headline writing.

Friday, November 17

  • Review step-by-step format for editorial and feature writing.
  • Make assignments for week of Nov. 27-Dec. 1
  • Students will be competing in a UIL type setting/competition.

TEKS: 110.62(1)(B)(C) 110.62(2)(G) 110.62(2)(E)(I) 110.62(2)(L)

We Believe in ALL Kids, ALL of the Time

Lesson Plans for September 11-15

September11

Monday, September 11

  • Guest Speaker for 9/11; discuss the impact of the media broadcasts surrounding the events of that day.

Tuesday, September 12

  • Review News Leads and discuss practice prompts
  • Introduce using transitions and quotes
  • Outline steps in writing transitions and using quotes that support the transition paragraph

Wednesday, September 13

  • Introduce the Lead/Quote/Transition Formula used in stories.
  • Using a news story prompt, students will write the lead and add one transition and one quote to learn the importance of  building a complete news story using the L,Q,T formula.

Thursday, September 14

  • Continue adding transitions and quotes until the news story is complete.

Friday, September 15

  • Discuss name ideas for the online newspaper.
  • Assign stories to each journalism reporter–building towards a online newspaper by October 10th.

TEKS 110.62.02; 110.62.03

‘We Believe in ALL Kids, ALL of the Time.’

Lesson Plans for August 28-September 1

August25

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
  • Discuss and explore additional questions

Thursday, August 31

  • Review questions for interviewee
  • Live Interview with Guest (25 min)

Friday, September 1

  • Select the top five quotes from the guest interview
  • Check the 5 W’s and H–does the interview responses answer these?
  • Interviewing Test Review

TEKS: 110.62.03 (A)(C)(D)(G)

‘We Believe in ALL Kids, ALL of the Time’

 

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