Discuss Current Events

Journalism 1

I do my best to take time weekly to talk about current news with my Journalism 1 class. We usually watch Lester Holt when time permits. Okay, I’m a big fan of The Lester. If you’re looking for something to grade, a news quiz is easy.

It’s the end of the grading period, so I conferenced with each student about their grade. I give them an opportunity to negotiate their grade. My freshmen are so confused. I make them tell me 10 things they’ve learned. I ask if every assignment was turned in on time. I ask them if they’ve told a friend about the student media program. Sophomores just want a 100.

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