Dr Brad Clark, Broadcasting and Journalism Chair at Mount Royal University along with three Journalism students dropped by our class today to help us kick off our article writing unit. Students were able to interact with the 3rd and 4th-year students for an hour and ask them all sorts of questions pertaining to journalism and what it means to powerfully communicate with an audience.
Students worked through a series of questions and took notes of the responses. The next step is take this knowledge and apply it in our own writing of news articles. This work will continue this week. Each student is being challenged to write an article that communicates something interesting that has happened, is happening or will happen soon in their school or personal life. Please discuss with you child what they are thinking will be their topic for their article. Tomorrow, we have a reporter from Metro News coming in to help us plan and begin our articles!