We first discussed the news writing “learning activity” notes you took from Friday, 9/22 and yesterday, 9/28. We then had to discuss who will be driving in what car tomorrow and make a group chat. I also collected your permission slips for Ad Day tomorrow.
Afterwards, you are going to complete one of these Break Out Sessions for Friday at the end of the hour. We will talk Design/positions/first issue on Friday.
BREAK OUT SESSION OPTIONS:
Covering Controversial Topics: Editorial Writing
At some point in our year together, I’m going to ask you to write an editorial as a group, but first you must read about editorials and read sample editorials. Using this lesson plan, and addressing all linked information, you will write a practice editorial together in class. You will then email it to me by the end of the hour on Friday. Here’s some extra information too.
She Shoots, She Scores!: Sports Writing
Sports Writing can take on a lot of different forms. Take a look and write down some notes regarding these informational PowerPoints along with some examples of sports writing along with other tips and tricks (and this one too!). Go to a game this week, and email me your sports story by Sunday night.
Take Me There, Make Me Care: Personality Feature and Feature Writing
Please take a look at the following information together about feature writingand take notes. Some information can be looked at more quickly than others. Next, please read specifically about personality features (there’s also an in-depth checklist following the information given). I would then like you to read through some sample personality features. Find more! Your assignment is to then write your own personality feature story (as a group) about ANYONE in this school. Email it to me by the end of the hour on Friday.
More than Meets the Eye: Design
You are first going to take a look at some of these awesome pages of design. Talk about which ones look cool. Then, I would like for you to look through this PowerPoint regarding designing story packages (and this one too). Take notes. Next, check out this information about typography. Take more notes. Then, I would like to challenge you to design a story package, like this one, and do so individually. You will email me your story package (designed on Adobe InDesign) in a pdf form by the end of the hour Friday. Here’s a beginner’s guide to InDesign.