Lesson Plans
Journalism 1st Q 07.08 Lesson Plans
Week: 10/01/2007 Instructor: Shannon Helgeson Academics
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Monday:
Hand in homework: feature article on weather
News article structure: using pp. 51/52 and 53/54, discuss structure.
Discuss summary leads: pp 27/28
Analyze StarTribune articles for structure and leads.
Tuesday:
Assignment: Writing Assignment 2--due tomorrow; write by hand as we can't get into lab this week due to NWEA testing.
Hand out and discuss Roles at the Newspaper and Journalistic Terms
Discuss demographics of a newspaper's readers. Students will take notes.
Wednesday:
Peer edit news stories for structure and leads
Discuss them.
Re-write as necessary.
How do we end a news story? Use StarTrib and read story endings.
Thursday:
Interviewing techniques:
Discuss open ended or dead end questions and practice.
How do we take notes?
Homework: pp 29/30 and 31/32
Friday:
Test: journalism terms, news values, types of articles

Discuss and hand in interviewing pages.
Set up criteria for practice interviews next week. Who is available 1st hour and over lunch?
What questions will we ask?
Monday:
Hand in homework: feature article on weather
News article structure: using pp. 51/52 and 53/54, discuss structure.
Discuss summary leads: pp 27/28
Analyze StarTribune articles for structure and leads.
Tuesday:
Assignment: Writing Assignment 2--due tomorrow; write by hand as we can't get into lab this week due to NWEA testing.
Hand out and discuss Roles at the Newspaper and Journalistic Terms
Discuss demographics of a newspaper's readers. Students will take notes.
Wednesday:
Peer edit news stories for structure and leads
Discuss them.
Re-write as necessary.
How do we end a news story? Use StarTrib and read story endings.
Thursday:
Interviewing techniques:
Discuss open ended or dead end questions and practice.
How do we take notes?
Homework: pp 29/30 and 31/32
Friday:
Test: journalism terms, news values, types of articles

Discuss and hand in interviewing pages.
Set up criteria for practice interviews next week. Who is available 1st hour and over lunch?
What questions will we ask?
 
 
 
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