December 13

Posted: December 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

Students were out of school December 10-12 for inclement weather.

In the short class, students had lab time to work on ongoing assignments.
Adjusted due dates:
Interview activity 2 due Dec. 17; InDesign practice 1 due Dec. 19 — computers are available before school, after school and at A lunch for completing that assignment.
I assigned a new sources activity, a scavenger hunt to work on skills in research and finding sources.

Homework: finish interviewing activity 2

December 6

Posted: December 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

Students continued work on recent assignments in class: Interview assignment 1 was due today, as was Sources Activity 1. Students still have time to work on InDesign practice 1, due Dec. 12, and interview assignment 2, due Dec. 10.

Homework: make progress on interview assignment 2

December 4

Posted: December 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

Students reviewed notes on news sources and we watched a sample interview and some interviewing advice from Katie Couric. Students had time to work on ongoing assignments: 1) InDesign practice 1 [due Dec. 12], 2) interviewing assignment 1 [due Dec. 6], 3) news sources practice 1 [due Dec. 6], and 4) interviewing assignment 2 [due Dec. 10].

Homework: work on developing questions for interviewing assignment 2 and on typing up questions/responses from interviewing assignment 1.

November 30

Posted: December 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

Students took their news values quiz. After the quiz, they had lab time to work on 1) InDesign 1, 2) their practice interviews or 3) notes and an about sources.

Homework: type up questions and notes from your practice interview.

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.