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{December 1, 2011}   Electronic Newsgathering Project

In this project each group of three will be creating a 60-90 second report with the formatting described in the chapter you read about Electronic Newsgathering. 

A detailed explanation of the project can be downloaded below:

ENG Project Description011

A rubric for project grading can be downloaded below:

ENG Project Rubric012

The groups for this project are as follows:

Group # Topic People
1   Girl’s Basketball Game Nick L., Kelsey P., Adam B.
2   Mistletoe Dance Tiffany H., Garrett G., Chelsea A
3   Aggie Bucks Becca S., Derrick R., Tom B.
4   Mistletoe Dance Rachel D., Andrew M., Monica F.
5   Girl’s Basketball Game Trent C., Tylor H., Kaitlyn R.
6   Lunch Amanda B., Jared B., Devin V.
7   Winter Season Events Brookelle A., Jordan P., Rachael H.
8   Weekend Activities Desarae K., James v., Laura M.
9   Sci-Fy Club Alex B., Jesse P., Maggie W.
10   Lunch Tristan M., Matt R., Ricky M.

***Special Notes:  This project will require a substantial amount of out of class taping.  I do not expect to see only people in 5th Hour Productions in your videos!  You will need to have at least 1 outside of class DHS student and 1 staff member interviewed in your video.

This project is due: Wednesday, December 7, 2011, by the end of the hour.


Click on the link below:

Productions Assignment010

Read pages 85-95.

Answer the questions 1-8 on page 96 on your blog. 

This assignment is due on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the end of the hour.

{November 21, 2011}   Production Assignment 11

Stroke Awareness Youtube Video Contest- This project is due Monday, November 28, 2011 by the end of the hour

Purpose: to produce a 60 second vignette to educate Michigan Citizens about strokes. 

Audience: Michigan Citizens who would be at risk for a Stroke

Must Includes:

  • The signs of a stroke found on the act F.A.S.T. website
  • This phrase: “Call 911 immediately to speed up care and help reduce the affects of stroke.  Skilled ambulance and ER staff work together and are trained in stroke care.”

Day 1- November 21, 2011:

Visit the following sites to gather information about stroke.  Post the information you have leraned on your blog:

  Please tell me the definition of a stroke, the treatments for stroke, the prognosis for stroke sufferers and name the leading research organization on stroke in the US and tell what they do:

Please tell what the risk factors are for a stroke:       

Take the stroke quiz here and write down the 5 warning signs:   

Tell me the effects of a stroke, how stroke affects mobility, define S.T.A.R.S. and give some of the suggestions to prevent recurrent strokes here:                  

Give the meaning of F.A.S.T. and tell what is significant to remember about each part:

Please tell me the types of strokes:                                 

Please list at least 3 Stroke Myths:                                          

Day 2: November 22, 2011

  1. Stroke quiz- using surveymonkey please create a ten question quiz about strokes using the information you gathered on Monday.  Place the link on your blog and get at least 10 people to take your quiz.  You should also take ten people’s quiz.
  2. Come up with a sketch for what your 60 second vignette will incorporate.  Please be specific.  By the end of the hour you should have the following things typed up on a sheet of paper:
  • script: who says what
  • characters: who plays what role- you may consider getting an older family member to play the part of the “person who is having the stroke.”
  • Setting: where will the scene take place some people may desire to tape this at home because you will have a home setting and access to an grandparent 🙂
  • props: what will you need to create your vingette?  If you are not going to use an actual elderly person you will need to dress up like the elderly person to play the part.

 Day 3: Recording/Editing Footage


{November 14, 2011}   Article 3 Assignments

Article 3 Groups

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6
Rachel D.Mistletoe Dance Tiffany National News- Police vs. occupy Camps BeccaSchool Sports- Volleyball AmandaMovie Review Breaking Dawn BrookelleSchool Club Review/Upcoming dates RickyWebmaster & Editing
Trent High Blood Pressure in Youth Jesse Local News House fire in Mason TristanNational Sports- Football AndrewTop Ten X-Box Games DerrickInterviewing players about basketball tryouts TylorThis Day in History
MatthewThanksgiving History/Things to be Thankful for. MonicaEconomy- Christmas Prices Devin Sports- NBA Lockout Update ChelseaAdvice Column JamesTeacher Interview- Mrs. Engler AlexOpinion Piece Hunting
JaredPumpkin Pie Recipe Rachael H.International News- Endangered Species KaitlynState Sports-College basketball TomFeature Car of the Wek DesaraeStudent Interview Kelsey Kimmel & Wrestling Team LauraCartoon Strip
Jordan-Hunting Fashion AdamPolitics- Presidential Race NickLocal Sports- Basketball Highlights MaggieVacation Destinations over Break GarrettThings to do over Thanksgiving Break KelseyMovie Review- Winnie-the Pooh Movie
Group F Group A Group B Group D Group C Group E

If your name is in Blue you are your group’s editor.

First Draft articles are due:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at the beginning of the hour

Please make sure that your editor has proofread your article before you upload it to your blog.  Then sign the list at the front of the room.

Final Draft articles are due:

Thursday, November 17, 2011 at the end of the hour

Highlight Reel:

A 30 second highlight reel for each group needs to be completed to represent the topic of choice from your group or to give a sampling of your group’s articles.  This is due: Thursday, November 17, 2011 by the end of the hour.

Article 2 Groups

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6
Rachel D.Staff interview- Mr. Hubinger TiffanyMusic BeccaCelebrity Gossip and Trip of the Week AmandaWays to lose weight after thanksgiving BrookelleCollege Football RickyWebmaster & Editing
TrentCoach Interview-

Coach Price

Jesse2011 Movies

Paranormal Activity 3

TristanAuto of the week and Weather AndrewFlu prevention DerrickFIFA Article TylorAmerican Riots
Matthew11-11-11 MonicaThis Week in History DevinArts- Poem of the Week ChelseaWinter Fashion JamesSkateboarding Article AlexIllegal Immigration
JaredMistletoe dance Rachael H.2001 Popular Books KaitlynAdvice Column


TomMagazines of 2011 DesaraeLocal Sports LauraPresident’s Agenda
JordanStudent Interview- Carlos R. AdamComic Strip

Top 5 gifts to give for Christmas

NickTechnology- Website of the Week and Poll MaggieThanksgiving Recipes GarrettSchool Sports KelseyGreece Debt Crisis
Group C Group E Group D Group F Group B Group A

If your name is the first name in a group, you are the editor for that group.

Day 1 Goals (Monday, Nov. 7, 2011):

As a group, create 10 article story ideas

Assign each member of your group to an article idea

Do the necessary prep work to gather information about the article (creating interview questions, looking up facts, getting ideas from the internet, etc.)

Day 2 Goals (Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011):

Start writing articles

Day 3 (Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011):


Submit Rough Draft of article by the end of the hour

Day 4 (Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011):

Peer Editing with an editor

Submit final Drafts to Mrs. Sanford by the end of the hour

***General Guidelines about articles:

  1. Articles must be 300 words are longer.
  2. Articles must include a title.
  3. Articles must include a picture.
  4. Articles must include a caption for the picture.
  5. Articles that include internet research must include citations for sources.

Please complete this before the end of the hour on Monday, November 7, 2011.

{October 31, 2011}   Vote for extra credit

Book- 100 Bucks of Happy



Who is involved in the conflict?

Type of Conflict

Internal or External Conflict

Advice for how to Solve Conflict

1. Chris has a fight with his family about how to spend $100, Chris found on the street. Chris, his mother and Danny Man vs. Man External Conflict I think that Chris should find away to get something for his mother and brother with the $100.  If anyone else in his family found the money he would want them to share him.
2. Chris goes to mall and tries to find something to spend $100 on. Chris Man vs. Self Internal Conflict I think that Chris should try couponing.  It seems that people are able to buy a lot more stuff when they get a deal on the items instead of paying full price.
3. Chris and the sales associate at the mall argue over the cost of the leather jacket Chris wants to buy. ChrisSales Associate at the Mall Man.Vs. Man External Conflict Chris should be nice to the sales associate because she might be able to help him find something that he wants to buy.

{October 28, 2011}   Middle School- Reading Blog 2

In this blog I would like you to focus on the conflict of your outside reading book.  Please address the following areas about your novel:

  1. Name three (3) conflicts that have happened in your novel. 
  2. Classify each conflict (man vs. man, man vs. self).
  3. Tell whether the conflict is internal or external.
  4. What characters are involved in the conflict?  How?
  5. Give advice to the characters on how to solve their conflicts.
  6. Make sure to include a picture that either depicts the one of the conflicts or something that has happened in your novel so far.
  7. Please comment on at least 3 of your classmates’ blogs.

This blog is due: Wednesday, November 30, 2011


et cetera