Schedule of Lessons for the Fall 2019 semester

Yearbook Lesson Plans Fall 2019

Instructional Day

Day of the Week

Date

Lesson Plan

(Topic, Objectives an Activities)

Thursday

8/8

Introduce class

Rules expectations

Go over contact

Getting to know you activities

Go over exam exemptions

Go over cover and themes for this year.

 

  1. Preparing for an interview

 

Friday

8/10

Objectives: 1. Understand the importance of research

2. Learn how to gather background information

3. Learn how to construct useful interview questions

Lesson one and two- The Art of the Interview

Complete slide 13, 14, 27 and 32

  1. The Art of the Interview
  1. Conducting an Interview

Monday

8/12

SUB Plans

Objectives: 1. Understand the importance of communicating with and following up with interview sources

2. Learn methods of transcribing notes

3. Learn to determine the usefulness of the information for the writing process

Slides 27 and 32

The Art of the Interview

  1. Conducting an Interview

Tuesday

8/13

Review

The Art of the Interview

  1. Theme Development

Wednesday

8/14

Objectives: 1. To distinguish between types of themes 2. Determine which is the best type of theme for your yearbook 3. To understand the importance of giving your yearbook a place in time 4. Learn about clever resources for infusing a theme with a contemporary personality

 

  1. Finding your theme Lessons 1,2,3 and 4
  1. Theme Development

Thursday

8/15

Objectives: 1. To distinguish between types of themes 2. Determine which is the best type of theme for your yearbook 3. To understand the importance of giving your yearbook a place in time 4. Learn about clever resources for infusing a theme with a contemporary personality

 

 

  1. Theme Development

Friday

8/16

Objectives: 1. To distinguish between types of themes 2. Determine which is the best type of theme for your yearbook 3. To understand the importance of giving your yearbook a place in time 4. Learn about clever resources for infusing a theme with a contemporary personality

 

Finding your theme Lessons 5, 6 and7

Monday

8/19

Review 2018 Theme Development and section 7

  1. Coverage

Tuesday

8/20

Objectives: 1. Develop a working definition of coverage

2.Begin to decide what needs to be covered in this year’s book

Power point

Coverage the heart of the yearbook

Lesson 5, Activity 1: Pick
Your Secondary Coverage

  1. Ladder

Wednesday

8/21

Objectives: 1. Learn what a ladder is, its purpose and the benefits of using one

2. Learn to create a ladder that identifies the content of every spread

 

Discuss 2018 Coverage together and review the Ladder

  1. Photo Composition

Thursday

8/22

Objectives: 1. Learn to use the rule of thirds when looking through the viewfinder to frame your images

2. Learn additional rules of composition that make interesting photos

3. Learn not to be afraid to get in close or move to another spot to get the image you want

Powerpoint Rules for Photography

2018 Photo Composition

 

  1. Photo Composition
  2. Exposures

Friday

8/23

Objectives: 1. Understand suggested camera settings to get good photos in different types of light

2. Learn to adjust camera settings to compensate for lighting conditions in a variety of places

 

PHOTOJOURNALISM:

TELLING STORIES WITH IMAGES

Lessons 1-10 read

Critique online photo essays

  1. Photo Composition

Monday

8/26

Present photo essay critique

 

Tuesday

8/27

Rules for Photography test

Present photo essay critique

 

 

  1. Writing great captions
  2. (1/2 class senior wheels)

Wednesday

8/28

Objectives: 1. Learn the ABCD formula to write informational captions that identify people and events

2. Learn to write captions creatively so people will want to read them

5. Completing Your Copy With Captions and Headlines

Read Writing Great Captions

 

  1. Writing great captions

Brooke is coming

Thursday

8/29

Read Power point 2018 captions

Read Power point2018 headlines

We will discuss these power points together

We will complete Caption Writing Exercise: Tell me more as a group to turn in for a class grade.

Complete Caption Writing exercise handout for a quiz grade. (this is the only test for this unit.)

 

Friday

8/30

We will complete Caption Writing Exercise: Tell me more as a group to turn in for a class grade.

Complete Caption Writing exercise handout for a quiz grade. (this is the only test for this unit.)

 

 

Monday

9/3

No School

  1. Design Basics

 

Tuesday

9/3

Objectives: 1. Understand the elements of strong design

2. Learn to recognize a well-designed yearbook spread

3. Recognize and use basic design concepts, including column structure, margins and eyeline

6. Understanding Why Design Matters

Lessons 1-3 together

2018 Basic Design

2018 Beyond Basic Design

All Access Workshop Trends

 

 

  1. Design Basics

 

Wednesday

9/4

Read: TRENDS 2019 and Mod and use of grids for 2019

Understanding Why Design Matters

Lessons 3+4+5+6+7

Assign and work Complete Spread Template project

 

  1. Getting Started plan book

Thursday

9/5

log into website

Objectives: 1. Learn the home page and what functionality is available and where it’s located

2. Learn how to use the Message Center

3. Learn how to use To-Do’s

4. Learn how to work in the Plan Book area, starting with the ladder

5. Editors learn to assign spreads and enter in titles, due dates and color information

Review Spread Templates

  1. Intro to Marketing

Friday

9/6

Understanding Why Design Matters Test

Objectives: 1. Learn how to segment your target audience into groups

2. Learn how to create personas for each group

3. Learn the P’s of marketing

4. Learn how to develop your comprehensive list to create a well-thought-out marketing plan

Engage Your Audience and Sell More Yearbooks with Strategic Marketing

Lessons 1-2

  1. Intro to Marketing

Monday

9/9

Objectives: 1. Learn how to segment your target audience into groups

2. Learn how to create personas for each group

3. Learn the P’s of marketing

4. Learn how to develop your comprehensive list to create a well-thought-out marketing plan

Engage Your Audience and Sell More Yearbooks with Strategic Marketing

Lesson 3+4

Lesson 4+5

 

Ethics in Journalism

Tuesday

9/10

Strategic Marketing Test

Objectives – In this lesson, you will learn:

About your rights and responsibilities under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

About prior review of school publications

About court cases that affect your work on publications

How to consider ethical courses of action

 

Ethics in Journalism Powerpoint (has a handout)

Ethics and Responsibility

 

  1. Ethic in Journalism

Wednesday

9/11

Picture Day Code of Ethic’s Project with Sub

  1. Ethic in Journalism

 

Thursday

9/12

Picture Day - Complete Day 3 Lessons 1-2 on the Powerpoint: Yearbook the Law and You

Lesson 1, Activity 2: Ethics in Action

Lesson 2 Activity: Applying the Elements of Libel

 

  1. Ethic in Journalism

Friday

9/13

Complete Day 4 Lessons 3-5 on the Powerpoint: Yearbook the Law and You

 

  1. Ethic in Journalism

Monday

9/16

Finish going over any ethics topics

 

  1. Ethic in Journalism

Tuesday

9/17

Field Trip

  1. Ethic in Journalism

Wednesday

9/18

Ethics Test

As a class create templates for sport spreads

  1. Working with Photos

Thursday

9/19

Start working on spreads

Go over weekly log

Assign spreads

Upload picture.

Friday

9/20

Midterm project due

Monday

9/23

Begin working in book

 

Tuesday

9/24

 

 

Wednesday

9/25

 

Thursday

9/26

 

Friday

9/27

 

Monday

9/30

 

Tuesday

10/1

 

Wednesday

10/2

1st event pictures due.

Thursday

10/3

 

Friday

10/4

TEACHER WORKDAY