Language Objective: I will identify the 5Ws and 1H and write a lead for my focused story idea and begin writing my first rough draft.
1.) Guest Speaker: Dr. Muse on Journalism Rights and Responsibility
2.) Model Articles: get an issue of The Warrior Ledger from Ms. Floch and read for 10 minutes. While reading, take notes and highlight how articles are written.
3.) Debrief: discussion and list of news article writing and conventions. Editors will talk about how they get from idea to finished story.
4.) Lead Writing: 5 Ws and 1H PowerPoint
5.) Take your story idea and your angle and list the 5Ws and 1H:
6.) Using this starting point, draft a lead for your story.
7.) Pass your lead to a partner. Partners will edit your lead to try and improve it. From there, pass it to one more partner to have them try and improve your lead.
8.) Discuss and make a list of news writing basics.
9.) Be prepared to start interviewing and reporting next period.
- 5Ws and 1H of your story
- Lead and lead edits