ERIC Number: ED213021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Feature Writing in High School Newspapers and Yearbooks.
Valentine, Fern, Ed.
Intended for use by high school journalism instructors and school newspaper and yearbook sponsors, this booklet contains articles dealing with various elements of feature story writing. The first article describes the development of a set of criteria by the Journalism Education Association (JEA) for teachers to use in evaluating feature stories, and offers suggestions for using the criteria in the classroom. The second article explains how to use the criteria in a class that combines journalism instruction and the production of the school newspaper, while the third discusses the various patterns feature stories can take. The fourth article presents several ways to use quotations effectively in a feature story, and the fifth explains how features can make a yearbook exciting. The booklet also contains a copy of the JEA feature story evaluation guidelines and examples of various drafts of student feature stories, revised according to the evaluation criteria. (HTH)
Descriptors: Descriptive Writing, Evaluation Criteria, Faculty Advisers, High Schools, Journalism, Journalism Education, School Newspapers, School Publications, Yearbooks
Journalism Education Association, Box 99, Blue Springs, MO 64015 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington Journalism Education Association.
Authoring Institution: Journalism Education Association.