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Week 1 objectives
Accept assignment for story in third newspaper
Critique second newspaper
Practice lead sentence writing

Monday- During class today, please make sure you have a story assigned to you for the third newspaper. I also want to talk about lead sentences. Let's take a look at some actual leads in the Dallas Morning News. You can have access by entering my last name: Dunlap and the password (the school's zip code): 75244

Wednesday- Today, I want to start out by talking about lead sentences. This page is a good place to begin, and there are several activities for you to complete. I'd like us to give this one a try today. Please enter your response here before lunch to receive a grade for your lead sentence. I will show all of them to the class and we will critique them as a group after lunch.

Friday- Make sure you turn in a news tip today. Also, make sure you're making progress on your story and take care to assure there will be a photo to go with it, if possible.

teks: 1e, 4eg, 5d

Week 2 objectives
Meet deadline for story notes
Meet deadline for draft
Practice writing headlines and lead sentences

Monday- Please work on your stories. I checked in with each of you last week, and it sounds like you're all on the right track to get your stories in on time. Make sure you think about art. Can you take a photo to go with your story? Also, since we worked on lead sentences and talked about headlines last time in class, I wanted to see if you could all do an assignment. Take a look at a set of facts. You will use those facts to write both a headline and a lead sentence. Please enter your information here.

Wednesday- Your notes are due today. If you have more than notes, that's great. If you have thoughts and questions, make sure to have them in the shared folder before class ends. To be clear, this is for a grade.

Friday- Your first draft is due today. If it looks exactly like your notes from Wednesday, you will not receive credit for this assignment. Make sure you have some basic pieces of the story in place. Also, turn in a news tip before you leave.

teks: 1e, 4eg, 5d