M/J Journalism 1   (#1006000)

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Course Standards

General Course Information and Notes

Version Description

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop fundamental skills in the production of journalism across print, multimedia, web, and broadcast/radio platforms and to become aware of journalism history, careers, ethics use, and management techniques related to the production of journalistic media.  

General Notes

English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:

Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate information, ideas and concepts for academic success in the content area of Language Arts. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: http://www.cpalms.org/uploads/docs/standards/eld/la.pdf.

Version Requirements

The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • demonstrating entry-level skills in telling stories and providing reports and choosing appropriate platforms/mediums of print, multimedia, online, and broadcast/radio
  • demonstrating fundamental skills in layout design, organization/management skills, and use of technology for the successful production of journalistic media
  • using fundamental research skills and networking formats collaboration amongst peers, especially during the drafting and practicing stages
  • demonstrating awareness of the varied careers within the multiple formats of 21st century journalism

      General Information

      Course Number: 1006000
      Course Path:
      Abbreviated Title: M/J JOURN 1
      Course Length: Year (Y)
      Course Type: Elective Course
      Course Level: 2
      Course Status: State Board Approved
      Grade Level(s): 6,7,8

      Educator Certifications

      One of these educator certification options is required to teach this course.

      Student Resources

      Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this course.

      Original Student Tutorials

      Gerunds -- Part One: Identifying Gerunds and Gerund Phrases as Subjects:

      Learn about gerunds and gerund phrases in this two-part tutorial. By the end of Part One, you should be able to identify a gerund or gerund phrase as the subject of a sentence.

      Make sure to complete both parts! Click HERE to launch "Gerunds -- Part Two: Identifying Gerunds and Gerund Phrases as Subject Complements."

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Gerunds -- Part Two: Identifying Gerunds and Gerund Phrases as Subject Complements:

      Learn about gerunds and gerund phrases in Part Two of this two-part series. By the end of this tutorial, you should be able to identify a gerund or gerund phrase as a subject complement. 

      Make sure to complete Part One before beginning Part Two. Click HERE to launch "Gerunds -- Part One: Identifying Gerunds and Gerund Phrases as Subjects."

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      CER: Writing a Great Paragraph:

      Learn how to write a great "CER" paragraph that includes a claim, evidence, and reasoning with this interactive tutorial.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Vocabulary Mastery:

      Learn 12 new academic vocabulary terms in this interactive tutorial!  You'll practice the words' synonyms, antonyms, parts of speech, and context clues in order to add them to your vocabulary.  

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Happy Halloween! Textual Evidence and Inferences:

      Cite text evidence and make inferences about the "real" history of Halloween in this spooky interactive tutorial. 

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Vocabulary Power:

      Learn 12 new academic vocabulary terms in this interactive tutorial!  You'll practice the words' synonyms, antonyms, parts of speech, and context clues in order to add them to your vocabulary.  

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Vocabulary in Action:

      Learn 12 new academic vocabulary terms using synonyms, antonyms, parts of speech, and context clues in this interactive tutorial.  

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Tutorials

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 4: Using Commas Correctly:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice using commas correctly in sentences. For each practice item, you must use commas in a sentence only where appropriate. After every response, you will get immediate feedback.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 3: Using Commas Correctly:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice using commas correctly in sentences. For each practice item, you must use commas in a sentence only where appropriate. After every response, you will get immediate feedback.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 2: Fixing Comma Errors in Sentences:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice fixing comma errors in sentences. For each practice item, you must select the best choice to revise a sentence so that it uses commas correctly. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. 

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 1: Fixing Comma Errors in Sentences:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice fixing comma errors in sentences. For each practice item, you must correct the comma error in a sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. The site also provides an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure for you to study, simply click the hyperlinked "Comma Tip” that appears with feedback.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 10: Whose, Who's:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with two words that are commonly misused: whose and who’s. For each practice item, you must type the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen. If you don’t know which word to type, the “I Give Up” button will help you out.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 13: Its, It's:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with two words that are commonly misused: its and it’s. For each practice item, you must choose the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 14: Its, It's:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with two words that are commonly misused: its and it’s. For each practice item, you must type the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen. If you don’t know which word to type, the “I Give Up” button will help you out.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 3: Lose, Loose:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with two words that are commonly misused: lose and loose. For each practice item, you must choose the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 4: Lose, Loose:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with two words that are commonly misused: lose and loose. For each practice item, you must type the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen. If you don’t know which word to type, the “I Give Up” button will help you out.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 5: Loss, Lost:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with two words that are commonly misused: loss and lost. For each practice item, you must type the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen. If you don’t know which word to type, the “I Give Up” button will help you out.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 6: Who, Whom:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with two words that are commonly misused: who and whom. For each practice item, you must choose the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 7: Who, Whom:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with two words that are commonly misused: who and whom. For each practice item, you must type the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen. If you don’t know which word to type, the “I Give Up” button will help you out.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 8: Whoever, Whomever:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with two words that are commonly misused: whoever and whomever. For each practice item, you must type the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen. If you don’t know which word to type, the “I Give Up” button will help you out.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 11: To, Too, Two:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with three words that are commonly misused: to, too, and two. For each practice item, you must choose the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 12: To, Too, Two:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with three words that are commonly misused: to, too, and two. For each practice item, you must type the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 6: Using Lay and Lie Correctly:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with two irregular verbs that are commonly misused: lie and lay. For each practice item, you must select the correct irregular verb and its appropriate tense to complete a sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are also provided. There's also an explanation of the rules for using these irregular verbs; simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 9: Whose, Who's:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with two words that are commonly misused: whose and who’s. For each practice item, you must choose the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 2: Their, There, They're:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with three words that are commonly misused: their, they’re, and there. For each practice item, you must type the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen. If you don’t know which word to type, the “I Give Up” button will help you out.

       

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 1: Their, There, They're:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with three words that are commonly misused: their, they’re, and there. For each practice item, you must choose the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 5: Avoiding Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice avoiding misplaced and dangling modifiers. For each practice item, you must determine how to complete a sentence to avoid a misplaced or dangling modifier. After every response, you will get immediate feedback.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 4: Recognizing Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing misplaced and dangling modifiers. For each practice item, you must select only the sentence that does not contain a misplaced or dangling modifier. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are also provided. There’s also an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure for you to study, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 2: Recognizing Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing misplaced and dangling modifiers. For each practice item, you must identify whether a sentence contains a misplaced or dangling modifier. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are also provided. There’s also an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure for you to study, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 3: Recognizing Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing misplaced and dangling modifiers. For each practice item, you must select only the sentence that does not contain a misplaced or dangling modifier. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are also provided. There’s also an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure for you to study, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 1: Recognizing Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing misplaced and dangling modifiers. For each practice item, you must identify whether a sentence contains a misplaced or dangling modifier. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are also provided. There’s also an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure for you to study, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 5: Recognizing Pronoun Case :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing pronoun case. For each practice item, you must select the correct pronoun case to complete a sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 4: Recognizing Pronoun Case :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing pronoun case. For each practice item, you must select the correct pronoun case to complete a sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 3: Recognizing Pronoun Case:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing pronoun case. For each practice item, you must select the correct pronoun case to complete a sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 2: Recognizing Pronoun Case :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing pronoun case. For each practice item, you must select the correct pronoun case to complete a sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 1: Recognizing Pronoun Case :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing pronoun case. For each practice item, you must select the correct pronoun case to complete a sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 1: Recognizing Pronoun Reference :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing pronoun reference. For each practice item, you must determine whether or not a sentence contains a pronoun reference error. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 4: Recognizing Sentence Fragment Types:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing sentence fragments types. For each practice item, you must identify the type of fragment being presented. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are also provided. There's also an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure for you to study, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

      Type: Tutorial

      Recognizing and Avoiding Plagiarism:

      This tutorial from Cornell University includes the what, why, how, and when of documenting sources in a research paper. You will learn what plagiarism is, when and how to document sources, the difference between primary and secondary sources, and definitions of the following words: documentation, citation, and reference. Afterward, you will have a chance to identify correct and incorrect examples of proper documentation.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 6: Recognizing Pronoun Case :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing pronoun case. For each practice item, you must select the correct pronoun case to complete a sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 5: Recognizing Pronoun Reference :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing pronoun reference. For each practice item, you must identify and revise pronoun reference errors in a sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen. If you don’t know which word or words to type, the “I Give Up” button will help you out.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 3: Recognizing Pronoun Reference :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing pronoun reference. For each practice item, you must revise a sentence that contains a pronoun reference error. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen. If you don’t know which word or words to type, the “I Give Up” button will help you out.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 2: Recognizing Pronoun Reference:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing pronoun reference. For each practice item, you must determine whether or not a sentence contains a pronoun reference error. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 4: Recognizing Pronoun Reference :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing pronoun reference. For each practice item, you must identify and revise pronoun reference errors in a sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen. If you don’t know which word or words to type, the “I Give Up” button will help you out.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 7: Correcting Sentence Fragments :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in correcting sentence fragments. For each practice item, you must select the best choice to correct a fragment in a short passage. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are also provided. There's also an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure for you to study, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 6: Correcting Sentence Fragments :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in correcting sentence fragments. For each practice item, you must select the best choice to correct a fragment in a short passage. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are also provided. There's also an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure for you to study, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 5: Correcting Sentence Fragments :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in correcting sentence fragments. For each practice item, you must select the best choice to correct a fragment in a short passage. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are also provided. There's also an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure for you to study, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

      Type: Tutorial

      Parent Resources

      Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this course.