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Curriculum
Reporter Notes
Grade: 6-12
Subject(s): Writing
Required products: MultiMedia Lab V
Materials
  • MultiMedia Lab V
  • Digital camera (optional)
    Overview
    Students take notes for articles to be submitted to their school newspaper or magazine. In addition to notes about the subject or event being reported, students conduct interviews, take photos, and record quotes.
    Instructions
    1) Open MultiMedia Lab V. In the opening dialog box, select "General" and then the format desired.
    Click "Create a new application."
    2) Click on "The Gallery" icon and select "Background" to choose a background for your page.
    3) Enter text boxes, check boxes, list boxes, form buttons, and radio buttons by clicking on the "Form objects" icon in the toolbar to the right of the screen.
    4) Format and label each object as appropriate for the purposes of the student and the school newspaper or magazine for which the notes will be entered.
    5) To view an example of a template for taking reporter notes, open "Reporter Notes."
    6) Remind students to save their work often.
    7) Click "Run" to test out the page(s).
    Follow-up Activities
    Using the notes entered, students compose articles for their school newspaper or magazine.
    Printable Worksheets
    Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
  • Reporter Notes
    Downloadable Worksheets
    Mac users: To download, ctrl-click on the worksheet and choose "save link to disk"
  • Reporter Notes
  • Reporter Notes (download zip)
    Correlation
    Choose your standard:
    McREL Writing Standard 4: The student gathers and uses information for research purposes. Level 2, #8: Uses strategies to compile information into written reports or summaries (e.g. incorporates notes into a finished product; includes simple facts, details, explanations, and examples; draws conclusions from relationships and patterns that emerge from data from different sources; uses appropriate visual aides and media).