Subject: Journalism 1
1. Topic-
News Writing
2. Content-
news structure (inverted pyramid: most important to least important)

news content (5w & H)
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.event based story
2.identify 5w&h
3.structure story from most important to least important
4.stay objective! No loaded, opinionated or emotional diction.
4. Objectives-
1.complete event map
2.complete inverted pyramid graphic organizer.
3.complete story corresponding with graphic organizers that meets (not exceeds) word count
4.locate graphic on Internet that complements story.
5. Materials and Aids-
Event map, inverted pyramid graphic organizer, paper, computers with Internet access
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

students already have all materials needed and assign. sheet. Their goal is to create a front page "fairytale" newspaper.

B. Development-

Today they must complete fairytale news stories and turn into you with event map and inverted pyramid organizer.

C. Practice-

1.identify what happened, who was involved, when, where, why it happened and how it happened on event map.
2. order events from most important (at top) to least important on inverted pyramid organizer sheet.
3.write stories with fact following pyramid order and stay within word count listed on assign. sheet.
4.take turns looking for graphics on Internet that will go will story and typing final stories - save to digital folders.


1.Have all students turn in: event map worksheet, inverted pyramid worksheet, and typed print out of their news story.
7. Evaluation-
Teacher will evaluate
8. Teacher Reflection-
Block 2 journalism 1 needs to complete this lesson plan.

Block 4 journalism 2 is having a deadline celebration party (all they need to turn in is their "Article Topic" sheet: ask Editor Emily Mesel or Saraha Mohamad to run class.
Yearbook is finishing up various projects: ask Kayleigh Bader or Amrit Nahal to run class.

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