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Introduction to Journalism full course teacher guide provides the tools, strategies and instructional materials to equip you for teaching this subject and preparing your students in the craft.
Materials include pacing guide, daily lesson plans, class note PowerPoints, student book and assessments. The course is a basic entrance to the world of journalistic writing and design which can be used with any journalism textbook, or it can serve as a guide to using printed and online periodicals as a study of modern-day journalism.
Class activities and individual and group projects will focus the students toward communicating with a mass audience through newspapers, television and other media. Students will learn approaches to factual and persuasive writing in a variety of formats, as well as visual approaches to information presentation.
The book offers a basic but expandable approach to the teaching of journalism, providing a level of confidence for beginning teachers and a starting point for more experienced teachers.
A pacing guide and daily lesson plans offer a structured approach, with the addition of “wild card” days where reteaching, practicing skills, viewing related movies or discussing related printed materials, or the teacher’s choice of enhancement activities are options for the class.
Topics include, an Overview, A Matter of Facts, Interviewing and Other News Gathering Techniques, Feature Writing, Sports Writing, A Matter of Opinion, It’s All in Your Head, Typography and Graphics, Using Photo, Advertising, Newspaper Design, Planning and Designing the Yearbook, Writing for Broadcast, Newspaper Production.