A Day in the Life of a Reporter: Planning, Organizing, Writing
This unit offers students the opportunity to practice skills used by journalists. Through a videotape documenting a day in the life of a reporter, students discover how reporters use the writing process to plan, organize, and write news stories. Students then pursue ideas to compose their own news stories. At the end of the unit, students identify a community issue that will yield multiple stories to be researched and written in Unit 3.
Through hands-on activities completed individually or cooperatively in small groups, students will