Monthly Archives: November 2009

Happy (Belated) Birthday Wasersteins

Please Do Now:

  1. Divide into groups:
  2. If you’re working on this paper, gather around the computer.
  3. If you’re working on the next paper, push the desks together and get around them.

Today, students will:

  1. View HOF video
  2. Come up with open-ended, interview-quality questions for HOF inductees
  3. Discuss round two presentations with Mr Schwartz
  4. Finalize story ideas with Wendy
  5. Possibly learn layout techniques

Tonight’s homework is:

  1. Finish any outstanding presentations.
  2. Come ready to ask HOF inductees questions Friday.
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Editing Frenzy

Please Do Now:

  1. Read this article: http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2009-11-05/news/miami-parking-nightmare-from-the-homeless-parking-mafia-to-the-meter-fairy/
  2. As a comment to this post, explain how it differs from news writing.  Focus on lede, structure, objectivity, language, use of quotes.

Today, students will:

  1. Staff writers: Compare and contrast news and features.
  2. Staff writers: Finish features planners
  3. Editors, et al: finish paper!

Tonight’s homework is:

  1. Join the 8 AM journalism party tomorrow in 3562 (optional)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, HAPPY BIRTHDAY AARON!

Please Do Now:

  1. DO NOT BEGIN UNTIL MR WEISS TELLS YOU:
  2. <a href=”https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=7TIprQjiPijoNSHutO5wWw_3d_3d”>Click Here to take survey</a>

Today, students will:

  1. Present reflections
  2. Critique and revise presentations, using Alessia’s data: http://alessiap2011.wordpress.com/2009/11/01/poll-results/
  3. Decide next article topics

Tonight’s homework is:

  1. Planner for next article due Friday
  2. Second presentation / reflection due Tuesday

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