Mr. Phillips' class Blog

A brief summary of what happened daily in Mr. Phillips's classes

Intro to journalism 5/28/13

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Today was the final day to work in the computer lab on your final project. At the end of the hour everyone had to .pdf what they had and e-mail that file to me. I will try to have those graded by Thursday.

Wednesday and Thursday we will spend some time talking about photojournalism and broadcast journalism.

The final will be the riveting journalism movie “Shattered Glass.” It is just about 90 minutes, and I will begin it during passing time the day of finals, so if you don’t get here right away you may miss the first few minutes, but that will allow us to get through the entire movie in the allotted time.


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May 28, 2013 at 8:24 am

LA 10 (skills) 5/28/13

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Today we (hopefully) finished book talks and after that I handed out the review guide for the final exam. I will provide everyone with class time tomorrow to work on that, then we will review Jeopardy style on Thursday.

Final exam schedule:



PERIOD 1                              7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

PERIOD 2                               8:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

    PERIOD 3                               10:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.


Lunch will be served 11:55 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.


   PERIOD 4                              12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.




PERIOD 5                              8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 

PERIOD 6                              9:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

PERIOD 7                              11:20 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.

PERIOD 8                              1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


No lunch served Monday

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May 28, 2013 at 8:19 am

LA 10 Book talk/ book report examples

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May 23, 2013 at 11:22 am

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This is only a test…

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Here’s a photo for one of the groups to use on their news blog for the final project in intro to journalism. You all rock!

Screen shot 2013-05-22 at 1.06.16 PM

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May 22, 2013 at 6:18 pm

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LA 10 (skills) 5/17/13

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Today we started with the final SSR of the week. I checked to make sure people were far enough in their books before green lighting or scrapping the book presentation project.

Next in 4th hour we took a quiz over “The Lottery,” which we read in small groups yesterday.

In other classes we read this article about multi-tasking and I asked you to think of 5 reasons from the article why having your phone out during school is a bad idea. (There will be a similar question from this article on the final, so if you were absent today you’ll need to make sure to read it and take notes.)

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May 17, 2013 at 8:28 am

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Intro to journalism 5/15/13

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Today we began work on our final projects down in the computer lab. We will have work time for the next two weeks, the projects will be due Thursday, May 30. (The class blog will not be updated any more this term.)

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May 15, 2013 at 8:04 am

LA 10 skills 5/15/13

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We started today with SSR. Then we finished “Searching for summer and then worked on the questions (book questions 1-3, 5, 8-10). After completing those I handed out a dystopia creative writing and drawing assignment which we will work on for the next couple of days.

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May 15, 2013 at 8:02 am