1. For 10-15 minutes, check out any of the sites listed under the National Scholastic Press' 2020 Pacemaker awards (this is a huge national award for student journalists). Check out at least two different websites on the list and pay special attention to articles in the section you are currently writing in.
2. After reading, take notes on the following (name today's document "Feedback" and today's date):
- Which articles did you read?
- What do these articles do particularly well?
- What can you learn from these articles to improve your own writing?
- What's something you can try out as you are editing your own draft?
- Why do you think this website won one of the nation's most prestigious journalism awards?
3. In your rough draft, highlight and leave comments on the following:
- Highlight the headline of your article and comment with the one main question your article is trying to answer.
- Highlight and comment on three places you need help with or develop further. In your comments for each section or sentence, ask a question that tells your reviewers what you need help with.
- Highlight the last word in your article and comment with any other things you need and hope to get feedback on.
4. Use the Feedback Checklist and the author's comments on their draft to provide feedback to two other people within the NOVEMBER DEADLINES folder. Leave detailed feedback (at least 5-7 detailed comments along with suggestions) and spend at least 15 minutes on each draft. Take screenshots of the feedback you gave your two partners and add them into today's document.
5. Work on the feedback you have been given.
6. Exit Ticket:
- List three things you still need to improve on your article. Be specific.
- List two specific things you can do next period to finalize your draft.
- List one other possible headline for your article. Add it to the top of your draft.
- Pacemaker comments
- Highlights with comments
- Feedback screenshots (give feedback to two others)
- Exit Ticket