Monthly Archives: September 2019

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019

Today we’re going to talk about storytelling. Specifically, we’ll look at some great examples and learn the story of one student who learned to do it well.  

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Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019

Today I’d like you to try your hand at writing captions for photos. Condensing the most important information (the 5 Ws) into a single sentence is good practice for lead writing in a straight news story. We do this when … Continue reading

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Friday, Sept. 13, 2019

Good morning. Today I’d like you to begin reading Chapter 5: Writing Breaking News and Developing Stories of the text. You can use a physical book, or you can use the pdfs that are linked in Google Classroom. Take notes over … Continue reading

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Monday, Sept. 9, 2019

Good morning! Today we’re going to talk a little more about the Ellwood C. Haun activity that we did last week and debrief what we learned. We’ll also watch a bit more of the keynote speech that Al Tompkins gave … Continue reading

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Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019

News and Feature Writing Basics: How do journalists decide what information to include in a story? What gets left out? Where in the story should the information go, and in what order? To illustrate this, today we’re each going to write a … Continue reading

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