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Yb components

  1. 1. Yearbook Components By Mrs. Goodwin
  2. 2. Reader Services (Make the yearbook user friendly) <ul><li>Table of Contents </li></ul><ul><li>should compel readers to look inside, heightening their interest by using excerpts from the actual sections. </li></ul><ul><li>Title Page </li></ul><ul><li>should include name and year of the book, school name, school address and school phone </li></ul><ul><li>Dividers </li></ul><ul><li>introduces each major section by including a title and design that fits that section </li></ul>
  3. 3. More Reader Services (Make the yearbook user friendly) <ul><li>Index </li></ul><ul><li>includes a complete alphabetical list of the activities, events, and the people in the yearbook & pages to find them. </li></ul><ul><li>Folio/Folio Tabs </li></ul><ul><li>page number & page content info. on the bottom of each page </li></ul><ul><li>Colophon </li></ul><ul><li>page or column tells about the staff and the acknowledgments </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Cover <ul><li>Foreshadows the inside story </li></ul><ul><li>Sets the tone and mood </li></ul><ul><li>Attracts attention </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone knows that you are not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but everyone does. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Endsheets (holds the pages inside the front & back cover) <ul><li>Contribute substantially to the story </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance the tone or mood </li></ul><ul><li>Complement the cover </li></ul><ul><li>May include a table of contents </li></ul><ul><li>Often used for students’ signatures </li></ul>
  6. 6. Opening and Closing <ul><li>Introduce and conclude the story logically </li></ul><ul><li>Relate specific details </li></ul><ul><li>Heighten the tone or mood </li></ul><ul><li>Establish distinctive, consistent design </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sections <ul><li>Divide content into manageable areas </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced with divider pages </li></ul><ul><li>Include basic sections: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student Life - events, issues, trends </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academics - classes, awards, trips </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sports - teams including action shots </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organizations - clubs, committees, councils </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People - grade mugshots & teachers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Graduation </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><ul><ul><li>Students in the spotlight </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Athletes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leaders </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Award winners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Less prominent majority </li></ul></ul></ul>Primary audience of the yearbook:
  9. 9. <ul><li>School staff </li></ul><ul><li>Parents and community </li></ul><ul><li>Other yearbook staffs </li></ul><ul><li>Journalism community </li></ul>Secondary audience of the yearbook:
  10. 10. <ul><li>Content that interests them </li></ul><ul><li>Photos of themselves and their friends </li></ul><ul><li>More photos than words </li></ul><ul><li>Stories presented in a creative way focusing of students and their experiences </li></ul><ul><li>A cover that makes a good first impression </li></ul>What readers want to see:
  11. 11. <ul><li>Picture book – captures moments using photos that show action and reaction. </li></ul><ul><li>History book – records details about events and activities from the routine to the extraordinary. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference book – confirms students enrolled at the school, spelling of names and scores or games. </li></ul><ul><li>Educational book – an opportunity for those who create the book to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Fun book – exciting for students to read and staff to produce. </li></ul>Functions of the yearbook:
  12. 12. <ul><li>Gives the yearbook a unique personality & approach - different from any other year </li></ul><ul><li>Ties the pages together - makes the book cohesive </li></ul><ul><li>Sets a mood - serious, frivolous, spirited, sophisticated, etc. </li></ul>Purpose of a theme:
  13. 13. <ul><li>Is the theme slogan appealing on a yearbook cover, t-shirt or poster? </li></ul><ul><li>What colours, graphics, photos can illustrate the theme? </li></ul><ul><li>What specific information will support the theme? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you develop spin-offs phrases or concepts to use throughout the book & in every section? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it appealing to the students? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it reflect what is happening in the school? </li></ul>Considerations in choosing a theme:

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