Archive for November, 2018

November 28

Posted: November 29, 2018 in Uncategorized

We completed our last practice of news values before the quiz next class. Students then had lab time to work on 1) practice interviews 2) InDesign practice 1 or 3) missing assignments for news values.  I collect journals for the first time this quarter.

Homework: Study for the news values quiz next class. After the quiz, you’ll have time to work on InDesign, finish practice interviews, and begin work with news sources.

November 26

Posted: November 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

We reviewed news values practice 3. I set the quiz date for Friday, Nov. 30 and went through the format. Today was the last day to turn in news values practice 2. We also introduced the second essential question in the news writing unit: How do we report the story? Ms. Combs talked about interviewing. Lab time — InDesign 1, finish news values practice 2, prepare questions for a practice interview. InDesign 1 is due by the end of class Nov. 30.

Homework: study news values, finish questions for practice interview. Make sure your journal is up to date. I’ll collect that for the first time next class, and you’ll have 9 entries after the entry next class.

November 19

Posted: November 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

We reviewed news values practice 1 in class. Students had lab time to work on InDesign practice 1 and finish news values practice 2.

Homework: make sure you study news values notes and complete news values practice 3.

November 15

Posted: November 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

I did the last demonstration for InDesign in class, and we completed the first section of notes in the news writing unit on news values. Students had lab time to work on news values exercise 1, InDesign practice 1 and their journal entry.

Homework: Make sure news values exercise 2 is complete before next class for a homework check. Make sure you completed your journal.

November 13

Posted: November 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

Ms. Combs demonstrated the last InDesign function. Then she finished the introduction to news writing. Students should be familiar with the characteristics of news, the differences in news, feature and opinion writing, and the news values. Students had lab time to complete journals, work on news values practice 1 and work on InDesign practice 1. They will have additional computer time over the next three class periods.

Homework: Finish News Values Practice 1

November 8

Posted: November 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

We did our reading/journal entry for the day. Ms. Combs demonstrated how to use InDesign. We also began the introduction to news writing.

Homework: Review the notes for InDesign and the notes for news writing.