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Projects , Activities , etc .: Students may write news stories , feature stories , sports stories , and opinion pieces . Students may create photography portfolios and page design layouts . [ Articles submitted may be included in the school newspaper .] Instructional Focus : Computer and hands-on activities
Convergence Journalism Prerequisite / Selection Process : Introduction to Journalism or instructor approval Intended Audience : Grades 9 , 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit ; students may enroll in one , two , or three trimesters Major Outcomes :
• Types and impact of digital media
• Multimodal media methods of reporting and production
• Emerging media platforms
• Degree of reporting and technical skills expected of multimedia journalists
• Constructing digital convergence news
• Role of a digital citizen and citizen reporter in today ’ s world
• Ethical responsibility in producing social media news
Project , Activities , etc .: Introduction to media and the varied equipment and methods used ; partnered research and production projects ; collaboration and overseeing team story production ; opportunities to explore an area of interest ; focus will be on reporting , editing and managing roles necessary in today ’ s journalism industry Instructional Focus : Using social media , digital literacy , and journalism skills to analyze , create , and publish in a variety of multimodal formats .
Yearbook Lab I Prerequisite / Selection Process : Introduction to Journalism or instructor approval Intended Audience : Grades 9 , 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Copy writing
• Interviewing techniques
• Layout design
• Photo composition and development
• Advertising
• Time management Instructional Focus : Hands-on activities
Yearbook Lab II Prerequisite / Selection Process : Yearbook Lab I Intended Audience : Grades 9 , 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Copy writing
• Interviewing techniques
• Layout design
• Photo composition and development
• Advertising
• Time management Instructional Focus : Hands-on activities
Yearbook Lab III Prerequisites / Selection Process : Yearbook Lab II or teacher permission Intended Audience : Grades 9 , 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Further development of skills learned in Yearbook Lab I and II
Instructional Focus : Hands-on activities
Television Journalism Prerequisite / Selection Process : Introduction to Journalism or instructor approval Intended Audience : Grades 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit ; students may enroll for one , two , or three trimesters Major Outcomes :
• Improve speaking skills
• Improve journalism and interviewing skills
• Write human interest stories , opinion pieces , and general announcements to be broadcast
• Work as reporters , news writers , news anchors , editors , camera operators , and technicians
Instructional Focus : Using journalism and broadcast skills to create informational news for schoolwide announcements
SPEAKING
Debate I Intended Audience : Grades 9 , 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Basic research skills
• Public speaking
• Understanding basic debate formats

Multilingual Learners [ ML ] ( EL )

Projects , Activities , etc .: Research and deliver major debates Instructional Focus : Active participation , research and group work
Honors Debate II Prerequisite / Selection Process : Debate I or teacher permission Intended Audience : Grades 9 , 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Advanced research skills
• Argumentation theory Project , Activities , etc .: Research and deliver major debates and utilize argumentation theories Instructional Focus : More rigorous challenges , for example , types of research materials
Public Speaking Intended Audience : Grades 9 , 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Confidence in public speaking situations
• Speaking skills
• Presentation skills Projects , Activities , etc .: Interpretive speeches , informative presentation , persuasive speeches Instructional Focus : Non-threatening course designed to help overcome fears
Coll Honors Public Speaking College credit [ North Hennepin Community College ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Minimum GPA of 2.0 ; additional criteria set by NHCC Intended Audience : Grades 11 and 12 ; for students who want to improve speaking skills and earn honors and college credit Credit : One trimester = 0.5 credit Major Outcomes :
• Practice and improve public speaking skills
• Critically analyze own and others ’ speeches
• Explore advanced research techniques and organizational strategies
• Analyze audience and evaluate communication choices
• Participate effectively in groups with emphasis on critical listening and responding
Instructional Focus : Create and deliver speeches
Qualifying Multilingual Learners will be placed in the appropriate English Language ( EL ) course ( s ). This placement is based on state and district test scores and teacher recommendation . Your child will earn graduation credit for EL courses . For more information about the ML program , please see the Assistance for Students section in this guide or contact your child ’ s school .
Do you have high functional ability in both English and another language ? Read about how you could qualify to earn the Minnesota Bilingual / Multilingual Seal and possibly college credit . See page 19 in the “ Earn College Credit in High School ” section .

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS [ ELA ] MULTILINGUAL LEARNERS [ ML ] ( EL )

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