Mrs. Neely – Journalism

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

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 story assignments
  • Create surveys/interview questions

Friday, November 2

  • Choice Board: Choose from news story or editorial
  • Share in google doc for grade

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 headlines
  • Discuss story details and consider headlines

Friday, November 30

  • Feature Writing format
  • What makes a good feature story
  • Writing the feature lead

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 feature stories/news stories
  • Share in google docs

Friday, November 16

  • Work on December story board assignments
  • Brainstorm new story ideas

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 docs

Thursday, November 8

  • Writing Activity – CHOICE BOARD – News or Sports

Friday, November 9

  • Review CHOICE BOARD Assignment and peer review
  • Submit in google docs

TEKS 110.62.02, 110.62.03

We Believe in ALL Students, ALL the Time 

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 Maroon & White

Wednesday, October 17

  • Review main parts/format of an editorial
  • Whole Group: Practice writing the lead for Editorial #1
  • Discuss and outline 3 main points for or against the issue or problem of the editorial.

Thursday, October 18

  • Continue outlining the three main points for or against the issue/problem
  • Write paragraph one using point one and move to paragraph point two and three.
  • Review three main points for Editorial #1. Check facts and details.
  • What solution can you provide for this particular issue?

Friday, October 19

  • Teacher Work Day

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 August 27-31

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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 table groups: work through turning camera on/off; moving setting for sports or portrait
  • Give each student photo disk/label with name
  • Each person in the group takes: 1 portrait, 1 scenery, 1 class/office
  • Turn in disk for grade

 

TEKS: 110.62.03 (A)

We Believe in ALL Kids, ALL the Time


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