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Monday, Oct. 14, 2019

Good morning! Since we lost our class period on Friday to the Pep Rally, I’m extending the deadline for the Rough Draft of your Press Conference story to today at the end of the period. Please be sure to Turn … Continue reading

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Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019

Good morning. Today I’d like you to work on transcribing the parts of the press conference with Mr. Larson. You can use headphones (I have some if you need them). Be sure to write down exactly, word-for-word what he said. … Continue reading

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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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Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019

Today we’re going to talk about Newsmakers and what makes a story Newsworthy. This is Chapter 2 in the text. We’ll also look for some examples, and you will identify what it is about the story that makes it worth … Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Good morning! Today we’re going to look over Chapter 1 and discuss some of the concepts. Please take notes. I have put a Google Doc in Classroom for you to use for notes throughout the semester.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Good morning. Today we’re going to log in to the Advocate Online website, and I’d like you to create your Staff Profile. I’ll demonstrate how to do this. You will also upload a photo of your self for your profile. … Continue reading

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