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1st Nine Weeks

2008-2009
Skills
WRITING/RESEARCH Brainstorming Paraphrasing Summarizing Evaluation copy Interpreting interview results Organizing ideas Writing, evaluating, editing, and revising newspaper copy Writing, evaluating, editing, and revising yearbook copy Applying copy editing rules to copy Revising for effective writing Developing appropriate interview questions Determining news value of a story Writing effective headlines

Course: Journalism I Grade Level: 9-12

Content and Essential Questions
WRITING/RESEARCH {ENG9.6}{ENG9.7}{ENG10.7}{ENG10.8} {ENG10.9}{ENG10.10}{ENG11.7}{ENG11.8} {ENG11.9}{ENG12.7}{ENG9.8}{ENG9.9} {Eng10.11}{ENG11.10} Student Press Law Principles of Ethical Journalism Significant court cases that govern student presses (Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, Tinker, Bethel v. Fraser) Role of a school publication High school beats Coverage ideas Definition of hard news Definition of soft news News values (timeliness, proximity, oddity, conflict, progress,,,) Developing an angle Primary sources Secondary sources Conducting background research to identify who, what, when where, why, and how related to a story Types of interview questions Interviewing techniques Types of quotes (direct, indirect, and partial quotes) Attribution verbs Critical attributes of various types of lead paragraphs Critical attributes of a hard news stories Critical attributes of the basic yearbook story (retrospective stories that capture essence of past

Assessment
WRITING/RESEARCH 1st day/week of school hard news story peer interview profile of peer for soft news story rewriting edited copy daily MUG shots (sentences that require editing and revision related to mechanics, usage, and grammar) Teacher observation Peer evaluations Recall Quizzes Scavenger hunt for background information Scavenger hunt for first amendment rights in school Critical thinking questions Add headlines to model stories

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Content and Essential Questions
events) Writing effective headlines Copy editing symbols The copy editing process Style rules concerning names and capitalization Using active voice in writing Revising wordy sentences to make them concise (avoiding redundancy and empty words)

Skills

Assessment

2nd Nine Weeks

WRITING/RESEARCH {ENG9.6}{ENG9.7}{ENG10.7}{ENG10.8} {ENG10.9}{ENG10.10}{ENG11.7}{ENG11.8} {ENG11.9}{ENG12.7}{ENG9.8}{ENG9.9} {Eng10.11}{ENG11.10} Critical attributes of stories in the Entertainment section of the newspaper Critical attributes of stories in the Sports section of the newspaper Critical attributes of entertainment and sports stories written for the yearbook (retrospective stories that capture essence of past events) Style rules concerning numbers, abbreviations, and punctuation Using vivid and precise diction in writing Establishing rhythm in writing (sentence variety, punctuation, et cetera) Photography basics (rule of thirds, leading lines, angle, depth, controlled background, framing, types of lighting, level horizon, dominant element, patterns, simplicity, candid action shots) The relationship between the story and its photo/graphic (story message and photo message) How to hold a camera to take a good picture How to take good pictures for news, feature, entertainment, and sports stories Taking digital photos Ethical issues related to photojournalism Using the scanner Photo illustrations (looking at models, creating)

WRITING/RESEARCH Writing copy for Sports and Entertainment sections Writing, evaluating, editing, and revising newspaper copy Writing, evaluating, editing, and revising yearbook copy Applying style rules to drafts Applying principles of photography produce effective photos Identifying vivid and precise diction Using a digital camera Using a scanner Using computer software for production Developing effective captions Making ethical choices related to photos and graphics Mastering technology used to produce publications

WRITING/RESEARCH Photo essay Recall quizzes Sports story Entertainment story Identifying effective and ineffective photos Photoshop tutorials Scanner tutorial Writing captions for sample photos Debate issues related to ethics Critical thinking questions

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Content and Essential Questions
Adobe Photoshop basics (tools and operations) Adobe Illustrator Basics (if school has the software) Caption writing

Skills

Assessment

3rd Nine Weeks

WRITING/RESEARCH {ENG9.6}{ENG9.7}{ENG10.7}{ENG10.8} {ENG10.9}{ENG10.10}{ENG11.7}{ENG11.8} {ENG11.9}{ENG12.7}{ENG9.8}{ENG9.9} {Eng10.11}{ENG11.10} Writing stories for the Opinions section Critical attributes of a column Critical attributes of a review (restaurants, art, literature, movies, et cetera) Critical attributes of an editorial Including anecdotal information in writing Including sensory details in writing Establishing appropriate tone in opinion pieces Ethical issues related to opinion pieces Editorial Cartoons Conducting a student poll Creating infographics Sidebars Layout and design terms, including front page terms How to arrange copy, text, and graphics on a page to enhance readability Drawing dummy sheets to design pages Typography terms Principles of effective typography Yearbook principles (columnar design, text alignment) Using PageMaker 7.0 (basic tools and operations) Special points of usage WRITING/RESEARCH {ENG9.6}{ENG9.7}{ENG10.7}{ENG10.8} {ENG10.9}{ENG10.10}{ENG11.7}{ENG11.8} {ENG11.9}{ENG12.7}{ENG9.8}{ENG9.9} {Eng10.11}{ENG11.10}

WRITING/RESEARCH Writing a column Writing a review Collaborating to write a staff editorial Writing, evaluating, editing,, and revising newspaper copy Identify critical attributes of various opinion pieces Drawing editorial cartoons Making ethical choices related to opinion writing Developing a questionnaire Collecting data from student poll Sorting data collected from student poll Interpreting results of student poll Developing infographics that reflect results of student polls Developing other infographics and sidebars (alternative copy) Arranging design elements on a page Evaluating typography in publications Using PageMaker 7.0 software Applying special points of usage to copy drafts Mastering technology used to produce publications

WRITING/RESEARCH Column draft Review draft Mock staff editorial Recall Quizzes Evaluating models effective opinion pieces Write name in various fonts (label typeface, style/posture, weight, size) Design a page containing predetermined elements Conduct student poll Create infographic based on results of student poll Create other infographics (maps, schedules, diagrams, scores, timelines, et cetera) Edit copy Debate issues related to ethics Critical thinking questions PageMaker tutorials (making business cards, for example)

4th Nine Weeks

WRITING/RESEARCH Creating production schedule Assuming roles and responsibilities of copy, editor, photo editor, design editor Collaborate with staff members

WRITING/RESEARCH Produce a paper that will be printed and distributed to students Design a yearbook spread containing predetermined elements
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Content and Essential Questions
Basic production terms for newspaper Basic production terms for yearbook Staff organization of newspaper staff Maestroing concept for newspaper (teams responsible for whole sections of newspaper) Staff organization of yearbook staff Staff roles and responsibilities on a newspaper staff Staff roles and responsibilities on a yearbook staff Team building Production schedules for newspaper Production schedules for yearbook Staff editorial policy Staff advertising policy Staff death policy Grading for newspaper Grading for yearbook Selling advertising for newspaper Selling advertising for yearbook Budgeting for newspaper Budgeting for yearbook Fundraising for newspaper Fundraising for yearbook

Skills
Sell advertising Identify needs of staff to insure production of publication Adhering to staff policies Using technology to produce news publication Writing, evaluating, editing, and revising newspaper copy Writing, evaluating, editing, and revising yearbook copy Meeting deadlines Pacing and prioritizing production tasks Taking effective photos that support copy Creating a unified publication

Assessment
Copy drafts (each student should write at least one story with quotes and one opinion piece) Infographic Recall quizzes

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