Activities booklet A

Week 1: Week of 26-Aug-2019
  • Review syllabus
  • Review week 2 (sub for one day)
  • Look over materials
  • Sticky note activity - words & short phrases for Journalism - for word cloud
  • Introductory discussion
  • Discuss Toilet Talk. Choose teams.
  • Library computer account set up and orientation - Thursday
Week 2: Week of 02-Sep-2019

For Sep 3, the day the sub is here, students will work in groups to brainstorm and make a short list of toilet talk topics (shoot for at least 3 topics). For each topic on the short list, groups prepare questions they have about the topic and information or data they would need to find.

Click here for examples of past toilet talk posters

Click here for a template you can use for your brainstorm.

Week 3: Week of 09-Sep-2019
Week 4: Week of 16-Sep-2019
  • Lessons 8-9 (graded)
  • In preparation for Lesson 8, students work in groups to locate and share a video clip from a television show that features adolescent characters and is popular with students (if not completed last week) Post your URLs here.
  • Toilet Talk!
  • Journal Activity graded next week. You should have at least 5 entries by next week for full credit. Normally, you need 2 etries per week, but we got a late start.
Week 5: Week of 23-Sep-2019
Week 6: Week of 30-Sep-2019
Week 7: Week of 07-Oct-2019
  • Lesson 28-29. You will be evaluated by your classmates using the Media Project rubric.
  • By the end of the quarter, that's Week 10, you need to have this activity and your next Toilet Talk flyer completed.
Week 8: Week of 14-Oct-2019
  • Mr. Roggenkamp will be absent this week. You have two things you can work on this week:
    • You can work on your 2nd Toilet Talk flyer. This one has a rubric and more requirements. Please review the four design principles and the rubric! You may work with the same team, with a new team, or individually. This TT flyer will be graded by the rubric.
    • You can complete any unfinished work from previous weeks, including Lesson 28-29
    • Use your time wisely!
Week 9: Week of 21-Oct-2019
  • Mr. Roggenkamp will be grading all your ungraded Toilet Talk and Media projects. Be sure to read the rubrics. Be sure to include a reference for facts and statistics used in your Toilet Talk posters. Be sure to apply C.R.A.P. principles.
  • Complete all work.
  • If some groups are done, they can present this week. Click here for the Media Project rubric.
Week 10: Week of 28-Oct-2019
Week 11: Week of 04-Nov-2019
Week 12: Week of 11-Nov-2019
Week 13: Week of 18-Nov-2019
  • Work on 1st edition of your paper.
  • Round 1: First story due!
Week 14: Week of 25-Nov-2019
  • Work on 1st edition of your paper.
  • Round 1: Second story due!
Week 15: Week of 02-Dec-2019
  • Work on 1st edition of your paper.
  • Round 1: Third story due!
Week 16: Week of 09-Dec-2019
  • Quiz covering: C.R.A.P., Inverted Pyramid, Criteria for Newsworthiness
  • High Five B12: News Stories
  • Round 2: Work on story of your choice: inform, persuade, entertain
Week 17: Week of 16-Dec-2019
  • Word usage activity
  • Round 2: Work on story of your choice: inform, persuade, entertain
Week 18: Week of 06-Jan-2020
  • Language activity TBA
  • Round 2 story 1 due
Week 19: Week of 13-Jan-2020
  • Language activity TBA
  • Round 2 story 2 due
Week 20: Week of 20-Jan-2020
  • Language activity TBA
  • Assign first roles for S2Q3: Editors, Writers of inform, persuade, entertain.
  • Round 2 story 3 due

Semester Two

We'll be covering the following in the first couple of weeks:

  • High Five B4 - Review criteria for newsworthiness and identify upcoming content
  • High Five B12 - Analyze stories
  • High Five B14 - Feature stories - analyze
  • High Five B15 - Feature stories - write
  • High Five B16 - Sports stories