Hello! Apologies for not being here today! Please follow these instructions closely!
1. Read the latest issue of The Warrior Ledger for 10 minutes.
After reading, list the following, within the next five minutes:
- 3 things that make Journalism writing different than the writing you do in a regular English essay.
- 2 things that made the articles you read effective.
- 1 new thing you want to try in your own writing.
2. Quick review: What do you need in order to come up with a good story idea?
Review the presentation below and take notes for five minutes. Turn to a partner and share three things you think about most important when it comes to generating story ideas with your elbow partner for two minutes.
Note: If you were here for this part last period, add your list from last time, then make a new post and brainstorm additional ideas for 10 minutes. The idea is to use this as a fall-back reserve of ideas in case people run out of ideas.
4. In the next half hour, come up with two story proposals. Include in each:
- Six-Word Summary of your story (be specific)
- Give two reasons why this story is newsworthy
- List three primary sources (people you would interview in person) of authority who you are planning to interview.
- List two secondary sources you would consult (online sources, documents, news articles, etc.)
5. Sign up for your first deadline on our Journalism board. List your name, the story title, and section. Check the color code and sign up in the right color for your section.
Note: If you have time left over, feel free to begin researching or brainstorming interview questions.
6. Exit Ticket:
For five minutes, list any questions you expect your audience to have about the story you chose for your first deadline.
Assignments (submit all of these in one document):
- Bell Work: Warrior Ledger 3-2-1
- Story Ideas Review
- Story Ideas List
- Proposals (make 2, choose 1)
- Exit Ticket