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Fourth Six Weeks

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News Tip Sheet Google Calendar

Week 1 objectives
Accept assignment for story in fourth newspaper
Critique third newspaper
Revisit goals set at semester

Wednesday- Today, we need to see about our next story assignments and review the goals you all set at the end of the second semester. Once you have a story assigned, start to set up interviews and get some research done.

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
Research and make notes for next stories
Schedule and prepare for interviews

Wednesday- Today, we all need to have a story assigned and some progress on the overall idea of the story. Start planning the interviews, researching the content and getting a few notes written. I also want to see if we can use a spreadsheet in the Google folder to manage assignments and photos Finally, we need to brainstorm and decide on a photo poll for this issue.

Friday- Let me know where we are with the assignments before you leave here today. If you need help, please let me know. I would like to get us all on the right track faster than usual this time around.

*UPDATE* I will not be at school today. Sorry for the late notice, but I couldn't help it. Please work on your stories, turn in a news tip and get some research done. If and only if the sub says you can go do interviews, then you may. If the sub says you have to stay in the classroom the whole time, please do what you're told. Do me a favor and help each other out. I need you guys to step up today.

teks: 1e, 4eg, 5d

Week 3

Students, I am sorry for taking so much time away from the classroom this week, but I can honestly say I wouldn't do a very good job, anyhow. I asked some of my friends to help develop assignments for you in my absence,and the assignments they said they would put in place for me are regarding the next interim assessment. Please do your best. I will grade everything upon my return. I do plan to return Monday the 29th.

Remember to click on the calendar link at the top of the page and see when your deadlines are. If you don't have a story assigned yet, talk to Karen or the editor of the section you think you'll write for and get something started. I really need you to come through for me on this paper, because I am quite understandably distracted. In the meantime, please be kind to your substitute and don't do anything goofy, foolish or mean. I will see you in a week.

Week 4
Submit notes and research for stories
Submit drafts of stories

Monday- Please work on getting your notes together for your stories. Your deadline for that is Wednesday, and I hope you've been getting everything accomplished in my absence. I haven't actually looked in the Google drive yet- so much for my New Year's resolution about being more proactive. I need something by Wednesday, though, and a draft by Friday. I hope to also have the photo poll material ready to go whenever the photo staff is ready. We'll get into it during class.

Wednesday- I need your notes today. I should have a clear idea of what your story will look like. If it is an event that has not happened yet, at least write down when it's happening, who you plan to talk to and what you know so far. Thanks.

Friday- Drafts of your stories are due today. Please be sure that you have improved upon your notes by now. It's important that we stay on schedule. Also, I am going to need a news tip before you leave here today.

teks: 1e, 4eg, 5d

Week 5
Participate in peer editing
Correct stories based on editing notes

Monday- You should have your draft submitted by now. Please take this opportunity to look at the story before yours and the one after yours in the shared team drive. Make suggestions and notes for your peers. Help them write a great story, and hopefully, they will help you write a great story, as well. For your grade today, make sure you write your name at the very bottom of the story you're editing. If you do not write your name on the bottom of two stories, you will not get a 100. Don't miss an important grade.

Wednesday- Based on the notes, comments and suggestions you received from your peer editing, I need you all to work on improving your stories. Make changes, gather additional information and get something really great in place. Your final writing deadline is Friday.

Friday- Here we are, at your final writing deadline. Please have your finished story in place today. We will begin to budget pages based on what is finished, what has accompanying art (photos) and what is well written. Make any corrections to your stories that are necessary today during class. We need to design our pages and get ready for the printer next week. Also, make sure you turn in a news tip.

teks: 1e, 4eg, 5d

Week 6
Finish story editing
Budget newspaper pages
Design newspaper pages

Monday- Make sure you have your stories in their final form before we leave the classroom today. In addition to that, we need our photos in place so we can budget pages today. We will design pages Wednesday and Friday.

Wednesday- Today, we need to set aside some time to design pages for the next issue. We should have the majority of the work done before the class ends today.

Friday-We'll get to writing headlines and cutlines during class today. The work should be done before we leave for the day. Typically, you have a final draft on the Monday that follows this process, but this time around, that Monday is a day off for students. You need to get it all done today. In addition to that, we all need to turn in a news tip.

teks: 1e, 4eg, 5d

Week 7
Accept assignment for Issue 5
Distribute issue 4

Wednesday- Accept an assignment for issue 5 and critique our work in issue 4.

Friday- Though today is an A day, which is unusual for a Friday, we will distribute our newspapers in class today. There will be a slight wrinkle in the procedure this time around, and anyone who was with me last year will be able to guide those who are new this year. We will deliver to students who eat B and C lunch during the time period of A lunch. Students who eat A lunch will receive their papers during C lunch. Trust me, it worked for four years. We can do this. Also, please remember to turn in a news tip.

teks: 5e, 6abc