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NOVEMBER 2012 (subject to tweaks)

week of 5th MONDAY IN CLASS: intro to the Watergate scandal begin All the Presidents Men HOMEWORK: watch the election coverage! approx.. for one hour any time after 8 p.m. TUESDAY NO CLASS THURSDAY IN CLASS: continue All the Presidents Men FRIDAY IN CLASS: continue All the Presidents Men news quiz

HOOD STORY DUE VIA EMAIL BY 11:59 P.M.


week of 12th NO CLASS Veterans Day Look for in your email: graded news story with comments graded Hood story with comments IN CLASS: continue All the Presidents Men NOTE: report card portal opens tonight. IN CLASS: finish All the Presidents Men (discuss, time permitting) HOMEWORK: Difference between feature stories and news stories (handout) HOMEWORK DUE: chart on writing strategies IN CLASS: discuss second feature story example and writing strategies more on AP style (practice) HOMEWORK: Use your AP style packet to copyedit your news story NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving vacation NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving vacation IN CLASS: news quiz discuss All the Presidents Men HOMEWORK: Read assigned feature story and complete writing strategies chart (both are handout) HOMEWORK DUE: copy-edited news stories IN CLASS: feature story reporting teams begin to brainstorm themes NO HOMEWORK HOMEWORK: Read third example of feature story and add to strategies chart IN CLASS: begin working on your feature stories if your teams ideas have been approved by me.

week of 19th

HOMEWORK DUE: chart on writing strategies IN CLASS: discuss writing strategies from first feature story example HOMEWORK: Read second example of feature story and add to strategies chart

HOMEWORK DUE: chart on writing strategies IN CLASS: discuss second feature story example and writing strategies introduction to AP style

week of 26th

IN CLASS: continue working with themes and brainstorm feature stories in reporting teams NO HOMEWORK