Publications Writing – Week 2

Observation Activity


We began the hour by checking out a DeWitt Jones video on creativity and vision in the Bison Room. You then shared the most inspiring quotations about creativity.

Next, you met with your editors for your first deadline stories and they explained to you their expectations or tried to help you get off on the right foot with your research.

McCallum had some things to talk to you about in regards to your first story assignment as well. You received your Story Starter sheet at this time.

Remember to make first contact with your businesses today or follow up with the ones you need to call back.

We closed the day with Yearbook Terminology

Homework for tonight: Your Story Starter.

Homework for next Friday: Make contact with all 8 of your businesses.


We started the hour with instructions and handouts on Advertising sales that we didn’t do yesterday.

You also will be receiving the rest of your assignments for the year.

After that you met with your editors for second, third, and fourth deadlines to talk about how to plan ahead.

Next, we started going through Story Starter Sheets and you had some time to get those started.

Finally, we took a few more notes on yearbook terms.

If we had time, we did a great activity. Check in later for an update.


We are going to finished terms today before doing anything else.  We’ll have a quiz on terms on Monday and we’ll review tomorrow.

We also took some time to start doing some basic design principles. Check back here for the notes.

Finally, you got work and research time.


We started the block reviewing Yearbook Terms though a fascinating game of YRBKS Bingo!!!! Our quiz on terms is tomorrow, so I hope you feel ready by the end of the time today.

Next, we did a reporting-related activity that I hope you loved.


I’m gone today, so please be nice to the sub.

You guys we started to look at a reading called “Focus on Reporting”. We did an activity as a class with it. Sine reporting is such a major part of this class, please learn all you can about it. If you miss today, please see me to get a copy of the packet, because it’s important information.

Have a great weekend and we’ll see you next week.