Monday, October 19, 2009

Deadline Day!

Please complete your pages today and leave me a note below on your progress before the bell today.

PICTURES: You may place photos by clicking File: Place....find where you photo You do not have to use ImagePlacer!

I need grades for you! You need grades for you! Do you have final copy of these assignments in the correct folder? They go on last nine week's grade!
  1. All your assigned stories (feature, clubs, sports, editorial, and entertainment page) in the correct folder in the October Newspaper File.
  2. Completed page
  3. Famous Historical Journalist Presentation: this should be in your reporter folder on the N: Drive. Please plan to present on Friday!

REMINDER: Leave a comment below about today's progress!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Opinions, please!

Please go here to learn about editorial writing.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Just Got to Say...

Click here to see how many ways one can say...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Gillmore Cafe Choices!

Please take some time today to research your historical journalist. Remember to save the URL's to your sources!

Remember your goal is to create a PowerPoint presentation to aide in your presentation. Please limit the number of words on a slide...few to none! Use pictures, phrases, charts, graphs. This is not something your viewers are to sit and read; it's purpose is to simply aide in our understanding of your journalist.

Please check with your "people" to see if they have completed your interview questions. Goal: to create a hard-copy newspaper next week!

Ready to be published authors?

Please leave me a comment with any questions or concerns.

You are great! Thanks!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sept. 15: Questions! Questions! Questions!

Today....let's first work on interview questions on our new club and sports stories.
  1. Write questions for several people for each story.
  2. Print and disperse (either via email or by hand-delivering.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September 3: A Historical Perspective

Today, we need to spend some time
  1. completing feature stories. Type! Type! Type!
  2. creating creative! I have placed some links to a few Pioneer mascots here.
  3. reading PowerPoints (click here to access them) about the history of journalism. Click on the first three links. Read! Read! Read! We will discuss these on Friday. Be ready!
  4. embedding your leads here. Thanks, Chelsea and Destiny, for linking your leads!

Monday, August 31, 2009

August 31: Work Day

Today, I have to leave a little early...about 2:00. My daughter Holly is sick, and I need to take her to the doctor.

Hopefully, your interview questions are returning! Yes? No? Please let me know if I need to email anyone and "gently" remind them the importance of their returning the questions.

As you begin composing your leads, are there others you should interview? If so, prepare those questions and plan to deliver them today. On Cafe Newspaper, two reporters linked their links from Thursday's class. If you are not quite finished, you may use some of today's time working on those.

Please plan to also include plenty of quotes throughout your feature. For a review of quotation marks, please click here and work through the last three links.

Now, think about which question you want to ask your featured person...going "LIVE!" Today, you may spend some time "playing" with a flip video camera.
  • When is your interview scheduled? You may leave me a comment below when you have a date and time. Thanks!
Remember, we have two-ongoing assignments:
  1. New Masthead Competition! Deadline this Friday, Sept. 4!
  2. Research your famous historical journalist.

Plenty to do! Busy! Busy! Busy! ~~ Type! Type! Type!