Lesson Plans
Journalism 4th Q 12.13 Lesson Plans
Week: 03/11/2013 Instructor: Jennifer Stevenson Academics
No School - Staff Development
Introduction to Journalism

Overview of the course syllabus and expectations for the quarter ahead
Brainstorm and define types of journalism and types of stories in a newspaper

Homework: Find a newspaper article (Due Wednesday)
"Good" Journalism

Analyze newspaper articles chosen
Discuss as a class what it means to have "good" journalism
Overview of things to avoid: libel, slander, invasion of privacy, plagiarism
Practice quoting and paraphrasing

Homework: Finish Quoting/Paraphrasing Handout (Due Thursday)
Article Structure

Practice structuring a newspaper and/or article
Practice writing headlines
Writing an Article

Guide to selecting good topics in journalism
Tips for quality writing
Practice writing a newspaper article on a topic of students' choice

Homework: Finish the practice article (Due Monday)