As part of the short story unit, we are also looking at the main components of a newspaper article and how to write an effective example (using the always fun tabloid format). The rubric for this assignment can be found here.
Funny Examples of Newpaper Headlines (probably not intentional, but rather poor editorial choices)
How To Write a Great Newspaper Article
Various Newspaper Templates for MS Word
Review Video of Newspaper Article Terms Discussed in Class:
With all the disruptions yesterday, we are already a bit behind. Wow!! That
didn't take long to happen.
We are going to push forward today, and spend the period looking at basic grammar concepts, and then we are going to go APE! We are also going to start the Grammar Bootcamp process, with the first of many exercises meant to polish up your basic skills. Please complete the following on-line practices: one, two, three, four, and five. The review handouts can be downloaded here.
It was very nice to meet all of you yesterday. I am sure you found the whole day a little overwhelming, but I assure you that you will become very comfortable with Grey Highlands over the next few days. Once you figure out where all your classes are, and how the bells work, you'll be more than half way there :)
As I mentioned in class today, all the materials for the course will be posted on this website on a daily basis. You should get into the habit of double-checking here everyday (make it a favourite in your browser), especially if you miss class or need some extra help with the concepts that we covered in class. I am always just an email away, and if you leave a message at the bottom of the blog entry, it also gives your classmates an opportunity to help you with your questions as well (as, opposed to popular belief I do not live on line 24-7).
The course outline that was handed out yesterday can be downloaded here.
The questions that are meant to frame your introduction are posted here as well. You should be aiming for at least a two-page entry into your response journal. Make sure you double check the expectations outllined on the rubric before you submit your work.