Monthly Archives: December 2008

Midterm Review

Please Do Now:

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Today, students will review:

  1. News Values
  2. Ledes
  3. Structure
  4. Objectivity
  6. Attributions
  7. Statistics
  8. Voice

Tonight’s homework is:

  1. Try and see if you can get some local businesses to purchase an ad to support the paper (EXTRA CREDIT!):*WhM3GQOVQVa739liJrSX8VrWHxwoDPh1EmylZiOQ6hYEYdkBWUVYVOM0-E-7FSXyLYtLcYB3dzdDxmEaexXPj/RateSheet1.pdf
  2. Read the following article carefully: ccf12112008_0000099

Sick Day

Hi Guys,

I am home sick today, but I want you to make progress on your articles while I am away.

Please peer edit each other’s work, and begin work on your second drafts. Your second drafts will be due Thursday, and hopefully I will be back in school by then.

Mr Weiss

Art Basel

Please Do Now:

  1.  Read the following movie review:
  2. and this one:
  3. Compare and contrast the form, content, and writing style of these two pieces.  Why did each author work his (or her) piece the way he (or she) did?

Today, students will:

  1. Peer review A & E Planners
  2. Read some Art Basel coverage from the New Times:
  7. Begin First Drafts

Tonight’s homework is:

  1. First Drafts due Tuesday

More A & E

Please Do Now:

  1. Read the following review:
  2. List each literary device you notice in the review (metaphor: turns back the hip-hop clock)

Today, students will:

  1. Fill out Rachel’s poll
  3. Fill out Review Planners or Features Planners (depending on which is more appropriate)

Tonight’s homework is:

  1. Finish your planner

A & E

Please Do Now:  Read the explanation and then do Part A Below as a comment to this post.

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Today, students will:

  1. Read the following article in the New York Times (so cool!):
  2. On your blog, describe this author’s reporting and writing style.  How does A & E writing borrow elements from other sorts of journalistic writing we have learned so far?
  3. Read an article we published about a student concert at Churchills last year:
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  5. Compare and contrast to the Times article.
  6. View and discuess other types of A & E writing:
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Tonight’s homework is:

  1. Brainstorm 3 A & E article ideas on your blog (TONIGHT!)

Tomorrow’s homework is:

  1. Final drafts due Wednesday (J2 Edits will be up tomorrow at the end of school Tuesday)