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    • Identifying Media Styles, Elements, and Biases
      George Wurtz
      Spring Semester - May 12, 2011
      Desktop Publishing / English & Computer Literacy
      Grade 8
      The course is in “DESKTOP PUBLISHING” - There are 3 units:
      Unit 1 - Identifying Media Styles, Elements, and Biases
      Unit 2 - Newsletter Design, Layout, and Production Roles
      Unit 3 – Fundamentals of Microsoft Publisher and Newsletter Creation
    • Learners and the Learning Environment
      • 8th grade students at Wahiawa Middle School in the Central Oahu school district.
      • Students are reading at the 7th and 8th grade levels.
      • Mixed ethnicity class with some ESL students.
      Learning Environment
      • Classes are 3 periods per week and include “KEYBOARDING” practice and warm up at the beginning of each class.
      • Class size is 24 students
    • Content & Curricular Relevance
      This class is vital for young adolescents that are beginning to learn and recognize varying media types and biases as well as how and why various media are created. In this course ultimately a newsletter will be produced.
      Content Standards:
      This course and the included units and lessons address a variety of content standards in the areas of LANGUAGE ARTS, TECHNOLOGICAL DESIGN, and CAREER PLANNING.
    • Learning Objectives
      In this lesson students will identify and define the 5 W’s of journalism:
      * WHO * WHAT * WHERE *
      * WHY & WHEN*
      Students will achieve this objective by researching news stories in the local media (internet, television, or newspaper) and summarizing, critiquing, and re-writing a published work in their own words. Higher level thinking skills will be developed by requiring students to discern between differing journalistic styles and viewpoints.
    • Materials, Media & Resources
      Student Resources
      • Students will be provided with copies of current Midweek & Star Advertiser newspapers.
      • For online research students will be given URLS to the following online news sites:
      • Access to Microsoft Office “WORD” program
      • Printer
      Teacher Resources
      • Computers with internet access
      The following websites:
      • GOOGLE
      • A KWL chart as well as a handout with prompts for each of the 5 W’s. (Included)
    • Technology
      Technologies to be used and implemented are:
      • Laptop computer and LCD projector
      • Computers with internet access
      • Microsoft Office WORD or similar WORD PROCESSING software
      Educational Technology Standards
      Standards 1 – 5 from the ISTE.org Website “Standards for Students”
      • Demonstrate creativity and innovation
      • Communicate and collaborate
      • Conduct research and use information
      • Think critically, solve problems, and make decisions
      • Use technology effectively and productively
      It is assumed that students have prior knowledge of internet navigation and beginning word processing skills.
    • Pedagogy - Methods
      • Lecture at the beginning of the lesson, check for learning and progress half way through lesson and final summation via group discussion to synthesize content knowledge.
      • Students collaborate with each other in pairs or learning groups.
      • Students engage in class discussions, question & answer sessions.
      • Students have writing exercises which emphasize and include proofreading, editing, revision, and document formatting.
      • Students practice taking notes using the “Cornell Notes” method (Included).
      • For students with different needs and abilities, assessment will be made by teacher evaluation of student responses to questions regarding the 5 W’s.
      • For ESL students allowances will be made in research URL’s that include sites in their native language. Assessment will be made through teacher – student dialogue.
    • Student Outcomes
      • Students will demonstrate their learning about the subject matter through class discussions and the rewriting or retelling of a current news story.
      • Students will produce a 1 page summation of their reviewed article or they will be allowed to give an oral presentation to the class.
      • Students will demonstrate their utilization of technology by describing the sites they used to gather information either orally or by listing the website’s URL’s in their finished documents.
      • Students will demonstrate their understanding of the material presented by making a value judgment as to the quality and voracity of their chosen news story.
      • Students will state their reasons for their opinions.
    • Assessment
      I will assess student learning by:
      • Frequent one on one student discussion and feedback during class
      • By gauging student enthusiasm or frustration level with the lesson
      • The thoroughness in the listing and explanations students give regarding the 5 W’s of journalism.
    • Implementation
      This course:
      Desktop Publishing
      Course Map
      • The 5 W’s of journalism,
      • Interviewing techniques,
      • Journalistic writing style,
      • Proof reading, editing, revising, & publication of news articles,
      • Graphic design principles,
      • Mastery of Microsoft “Publisher”
      • Note taking principles and methods
      • Group participation & cooperation.
      • Independent internet research,
      • Selected readings,
      • Working in pairs or groups to complete
      • Lecture,
      • Viewing of online documentaries and
      • Use of KWL charts & Cornell Notes,
      • Class discussions,
      • Peer & teacher feedback & critique,
      • Teacher, self, and peer evaluations.
      • Collaborative pairs or learning groups,
      • Class discussions, question & answer sessions,
      • Writing exercises,
      • Note taking practice
      • Participate as a member of a group in all activities related to the ultimate production of a 2 to 4 page newsletter describing the current events in Wahiawa Middle School
      Learned through these
      Identifying the 5 W’s of
      journalism, interpreting &
      re-writing a published news
      Bringing newsletter
      together, critiquing
      & revisions.
      Unit 3
      Fundamentals of
      Microsoft Publisher &
      Newsletter Creation
      Unit 1
      Identifying Media Styles,
      Elements, and Biases
      Interview Techniques,
      Note Taking,
      Conduct an Interview
      Publisher practice,
      news and graphics
      & acquisition
      Unit 2
      Newsletter Design,
      Layout, &
      Production Roles
      Writing and revising
      student interview
      Choosing pictures to illustrate
      Peer review.
      M. S. Publisher,
      Camera, &
      Photoshop basics
      Divide into teams
      Identify roles, obligations,
      & responsibilities.
      Rough draft
      of design
      & layout
      newsletter topics
      and articles.
    • Lesson Evaluation
      • Student interest and enthusiasm while working on this lesson.
      • Student ability to work independently with moderate teacher guidance and explanations.
      • Evaluation of student KWL and Cornell Note handouts for thoroughness.
      • Class discussion of what students liked most, liked least, and student opinions regarding sticking points or clarity of lesson instructions.
      • The success of this lesson will ultimately be determined by the quality of the end of semester finished product.
    • Final Thoughts
      The success or failure of this lesson plan as well as the unit and course as a whole will be determined by the amount of pride students show in their finished newsletter.
      If students are eager to request multiple copies of their newsletter to take home to parents or to share with friends I will have determined this class to be a success.
      On the other hand, if at the end of the lesson students appear to be confused or lack enthusiasm over the process I will have to go back to the drawing board.
      Luckily I believe in the saying that if at first you don’t succeed try, try, again