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Extra! Extra!!

For those of you who asked about reading more articles to earn extra credit, you may print out the Reading Log sheet that is attached to this post.

Deadline for all Extra Credit work for first quarter is Friday, November 1.

Here is the form: E-editions Reading Log

Caught you looking….

Hi New Journalism Students!

If you took the time to find the blog and you’re reading this I am very proud of you for being curious and spending the time to check it out. Good for you!

I am looking forward to a great year of interesting challenges and opportunities. It was fun to meet you all on Wednesday and I’m excited to get you started asking questions on Friday. Feel free to leave a comment and tell me what you think of the blog or anything that’s in the news right now.

Thanks for Looking!!

Thanks for Looking!!

Time for Summer!

As many of you know, the exam scores are in and you must all be Tweeting one another about it because I’ve had more e-mails from students since Friday afternoon than I’ve gotten all year!

Go have some fun!!

Sailing 2008

Sailing 2008

Vocab Volleyball

On Wednesday I will give back your recent vocabulary tests. I am attaching to this post a PowerPoint presentation which explains how you can get back points you may have lost on the test. It’s kind of like me hitting the ball back over the net right at you.

Here are the instructions: Vocab revision instructions

Reading Essay

Just a reminder that your 4th quarter independent reading essay is due Monday, May 6. I have changed the rubric and I am attaching the new version here. The introduction is the only part that has changed, but read it carefully so you know what is expected of you or you’ll end up losing 25 points right from the start.

Here is the rubric Independent Reading Essay Rubric

What did you learn?

The challenge is simple.

Answer the question: What is one thing you learned from either Trooper Mark Cepiel or Jim Horton’s presentations on Friday?

Trooper Mark Cepiel spoke with journalism students about various job opportunities with the NY State Police on Friday, April 19, 2013

Trooper Mark Cepiel spoke with journalism students about various job opportunities with the NY State Police on Friday, April 19, 2013

Jim Horton, Chief of Staff for NY State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services discussed his career in law enforcement with Shen students on Friday, April 19, 2013.

Jim Horton, Chief of Staff for NY State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services discussed his career in law enforcement with Shen students on Friday, April 19, 2013.

What will YOU do?

Against my better judgment, I am attaching here the list of broadcast terms you were supposed to write down during class today. I say that it’s against my better judgment because I am a firm believer that writing something down helps you to commit it to memory better than just printing it out and putting it into your binder.

That being said, I hope that you will read over the terms and their definitions because in each class you will get to decide how you want to proceed and, quite possibly, what role you will play in the production of your broadcast. You can’t decide to be a anchor unless you know exactly what an anchor does.

So, here is the list of broadcast terms. Use them wisely. See you in class.

BROADCAST TERMS

Missing You

I won’t be able to come in on Monday, April 8th so I wanted to assure you all that I am missing you. During class I would like for you to evaluate your blogs. It seems only fair that you get to assess your own work using the same criteria I will use to grade it. Please try to give an objective and fair account of your work so far.

Remember, the blogs are a work in progress, so if you don’t have all of the elements right now, then that only serves to give you some direction on where you need to go from here. Keep working on them.

I am attaching a link to the grading rubric here so you can access it whether you are in school or not. Notice how I am demonstrating to you how to communicate with the class even when one is not able to be there? I’ll be tweeting a link to this post as well.

Here is the rubric:Blog Evaluation Rubric

Just this side of crazy

I am attaching the PowerPoint I showed in class today. It details the reading unit “Just this side of crazy” which is based around the theme  “the limits of human endurance.”

If you have questions, comments or suggestions about this unit or the reading materials, please post a comment here.

Happy Reading!

Just this side of crazy

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