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Journalism Class

Valdez's journalism class sign

Hello, my Newsies!!

I hope y’all have kept safe and healthy during this time away from school!

All classwork will be emailed to avaldez@comstockisd.net just like we have done throughout the year. 

Journalism-- primarily feature writing-- is about developing your voice and communicating with your readership. Show them what you want them to see what you want them to think about a topic. It’s that easy. Writing is about YOU becoming a confident and brilliant YOU! 

Things to remember-- THINK CRITICALLY. DIG. ANALYZE. Find interesting angles to the topics before writing. 

When writing feature articles, remember to ENGAGE the reader. HOOK THEM from the start! :)

For editorials- remember to address the biggest argument first! Editorial writing is your chance to discover your ability and right to form opinions and intelligently express them to the public! What a precious right we have in this country- let’s develop the skills to do this to where it is a service to the public!

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Assignments for week 1 of online schooling:

#1- Editorial ideas regarding coronavirus news coverage- make a list of 5 suggestions about social distancing, news coverage, community impact, economic strife, etc.that you believe the news outlets should assign to their staff.

#2- Write a 2-page, double-spaced editorial about one of those 5 ideas you suggested. Remember to think and analyze situations and examples before you begin to write!

Please complete email those assignments to me at avaldez@comstockisd.net

Here are the links to the instructions:

Week 1: March 30- April 3, 2020

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/991/journalism_assignments_week_1_of_online_classes.docx

Week 2:April 6- 10, 2020 (4 links total)

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/991/journalism_assignments_week_2_of_online_classes.docx

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/991/time_magazine-_what_is_social_distancing.docx

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/991/how_long_will_this_last-_coronavirus_and_social_distancing.docx

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/991/the_new_yorker.docx

WEEK 3: April 13-17, 2020 

Assignment details have been emailed to you.

#1— Nikon photography notes

#2— Senior feature (personal)


WEEK 4: April 13-17, 2020

#1-- Write a news article that includes actual documents pertaining to Del Río/ Comstock, Val Verde County, Texas, the US and coronavirus.

#2— Your Life in Music. We will visit about assignments during ZOOM.

 I will text the meeting info to you Tuesday morning! 

Message me if you have any questions!

Week 5:  April 20-24, 2020

#1— YEARBOOK IDEAS for SPRING sections replacing sports, UIL and Prom. Google ideas- work as partners!

#2— How to handle class favorites-work as partners to address Class Faves and Favorites lists- create documents to email out to high school! It’s in your hands! :) Let’s revisit that document yall had created before Spring Break.

Week 6- April 27- May 2, 2020

and Week 7- May 4-8, 2020

Senior interviews for yearbook pages!

Collect photos and playlists- prepare interview questions geared at each senior customized to them- their personality, their goals and their memories. 

WEEK 8- May 11-15 Last week of online classes

Prompt high schoolers to complete superlative surveys, collect data and turn in photos and quotes for senior pages

Get students to submit photos for yearbook! 😊

YALL ARE GRADUATING!! oh my goodness! I WILL MISS YALL SO MUCH! Sooo proud of all of your hard work! 
 

Stay safe and healthy!! High fives from far away, my Seniors!!