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Monday, Nov. 25, 2019

Good morning. Final Copy for your News Stories was due last week. These need to be finished today. They will be downgraded starting tomorrow. We need to get going on our Feature Stories for the Print issue of the Advocate. … Continue reading

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Monday, Nov. 4, 2019

Good morning. Today I’d like to talk about the deadline dates for these next two writing assignments: The Feature Story and The News Story. Here is a link to the list. You should all have a topic/subject selected now, and … Continue reading

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Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

Good morning. Yesterday we reviewed the chapter on Interviewing, and you should have signed up for two stories: one feature and one news. Do this now, if you haven’t already. Today I want us to work on organizing and outlining … Continue reading

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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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