Schedule

Rubrics: General homework rubric | How to: Get shareable link | Weekly challenge


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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

Fall schedule can be found at schedule_f19.php.

Week 1: Week of 27-Jan-2020, A
  • Review newsworthiness criteria
  • Review new content rubric
  • Discuss content delivery (spreadsheet, google group, or?)
  • Weekly roundup of news as found in media
  • Selection and assignment of stories
  • Assign Toilet Talk to one team (graded on C.R.A.P. rubric)
  • Look at inverted pyramid structure of this story on nCoV: https://apnews.com/a980aeb44b3840341c674a6e67c19da6
  • Story due by the end of the last Wednesday Feb 5
  • Computer teams are now firm. There were three computers left in the class on Tuesday.
Week 2: Week of 03-Feb-2020, B
  • Weekly roundup of news as found in media
  • Selection and assignment of stories
  • First story of the semester due Wednesday. Firm deadline.
Week 3: Week of 10-Feb-2020, A
  • Selection of new editorial teams. New teams will start next week.
  • Weekly roundup of news as found in media
  • Selection and assignment of stories
  • Story due by the end of the last class of the week
Week 4: Week of 17-Feb-2020, Mon holiday, Tue no school for students, Wed A day
  • Kamiliya and Addison transition into editor roles
  • Selection of new editorial teams. New teams will start next week.
  • Weekly roundup of news as found in media
  • Selection and assignment of stories
  • Story due by the end of the last class of the week
Week 5: Week of 24-Feb-2020, B
  • Selection on stories. Choose a story to work on for your team's first issue.
  • Story due by the end of the last class of the week
Week 6: Week of 02-Mar-2020, A
Week 7: Week of 09-Mar-2020, B
Week 8: Week of 16-Mar-2020, A
  • Review the rubrics for development and publications.
  • Re-quiz on newsworthiness, pyramid structure, CRAP principles, and plagiarism. We will take the quiz as a class. Sectors will be asked random questions. If we do well enough as a class, this will be ungraded. If there's a high error rate, we'll take the quiz for real as individuals next week.
  • Work on the development for your team's March publication
Week 9: Week of 23-Mar-2020, B
Week 10: Week of 30-Mar-2020, A
  • Discuss April options. You can choose:
    • the same format you completed for March, or:
    • Podcast (script required)
    • Video (script required)
    • Website
    • Blog
    • Google docs (yawn, but OK)
    The teacher will set up a podcast or blog for you if you wish.

  • Due this week: The only thing you have to complete this week is a written plan for your April project. Your plan should include:
    • What platform you will be using (website, video, Google Doc, blog, etc.)
    • What topics will be covered. This should include a short description (1-2 sentences is fine) per story. Because this will be a short month, plan on two stories per person. Ask the teacher for clarification if needed.
    • Teammates, if any. You may work alone.
    • A description of what help you need from your teacher. For example, if you need a podcast or blog set up and you'd like you're teacher's help, let me know.
  • You will be completing your stories after spring break. Plan on 250 words or so per story. If you will be using video or podcast, those words will appear in your script. Again, just let the teacher know if you have questions. This week, the only thing you need to turn in is your plan. Please post it to the content pool spreadsheet as usual.
  • Here's a handy-dandy video explaining week 10.
Week 12: Week of 20-Apr-2020, Mon no school for students, Tue B day
Week 14: Week of 04-May-2020, A
  • The rest of the schedule is TBA after review of the March production cycle and publications.
Week 15: Week of 11-May-2020, B
Week 16: Week of 25-May-2020, Mon no school for students, Tue B day
Week 17: Week of 01-Jun-2020, B
Week 18: Week of 08-Jun-2020, A

*You need to get the teacher's permission before completing an extra credit project. All work for the week needs to be completed before you can work on extra credit. Extra credit projects can only be completed for the week they are listed.