Spectator: Break Out Sessions

Covering Controversial Topics: Editorial Writing

Over the next two days, 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 tomorrow. You will then email it to me by the end of the hour on Friday. Here’s some extra information too.

Get the Scoop: News Writing and Reporting

There’s a lot of information out there about news writing and reporting. Together you will follow the attached assignment (if the PowerPoint link doesn’t work, it’s linked here), and complete the assignment by the end of the hour tomorrow.

Take Me There, Make Me Care: Personality Feature and Feature Writing

Please take a look at the following information together about feature writing and 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 separately. You will email me your story package (designed on InDesign) in a pdf form by the end of the hour tomorrow. Here’s a beginner’s guide to InDesign.


About Emily Mullins

English and Journalism teacher at Berkley High School in Berkley, MI.
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