Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Region III SCHOOLS DIVISION OF AURORA AURORA NATIONAL SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL Baler, Aurora PROJECT COMPLETION REPORT THE JOURNALISH OBJECTIVES: 1. Provide additional activities that will help develop and enhance students’ basic grammar skills as the main foundation of English subject 2. Bring out and enhance students’ skills in the following areas of journalism: a. News Writing b. Feature Writing c. Editorial Writing d. Radio Broadcasting e. Sports Writing 3. Develop among the grade 7 students useful traits in journalism 4. Encourage students to develop journalistic writing skills at early stage in junior high school PLACE/VENUE: Aurora National Science High School DATE: SY 2019-2020 PARTICIPANTS: Grade 7 students BUDGETARY REQUIREMENT: N/A SOURCE OF FUND: I. N/A Background/ Rationale . Aurora National Science High School (ANSHS), one of the top performing public secondary schools in the province, offered Campus Journalism as an elective subject for third year and fourth year students from School Year 2010-2011 to School Year 2014-2015. For five years, the subject gave opportunity for students to develop strategies and knowledge to: identify and report news-making events, incorporate journalistic forms, techniques, and knowledge while editing own copy, assess writing for fact and opinion, and analyze the role and responsibility of a free press in a democracy as well as legal and ethical aspects of journalism and other essential skills in journalism. While completing the course, students were given the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: interviewing/factual researching, interpersonal features communication, writing, legal/ethical news writing, media issues, editorial writing, sports writing, photography principles and/or practice, knowledge of current events, and advertising theory and practice. Due to the changes brought by the implementation of the K to 12 curriculum, ANSHS has to give up offering Campus Journalism as an elective subject to give way for other elective subjects that would prepare the students for senior high school since ANSHS will only be offering STEM (Science and Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) strand. This matter became a primary concern of the school paper adviser since this would affect the development of the journalistic skills of the students .The fact that The Nucleus, the school’s official publication has to maintain its journalism crown not only in the Division Press Conference but also in the regional, even in the national levels in various categories of journalism is one of the main reasons why the English teacher, being the school paper adviser, has decided to include topics on basic campus journalism in the English 7 subject. The English teacher made an enhancement material that aims to develop both the students’ grammar skills and skills in journalism. The enhancement material includes additional activities that would further enhance students’ skills in grammar lessons such as subject-verb agreement, pronoun-antecedent agreement, verb tense consistency, etc. which are also based on the English 7 K to 12 Learning Materials. One of the special features of the enhancement material is the inclusion of activities that would help develop students’ journalistic skills. The English teacher will discuss a particular topic on campus journalism that is related to the lesson in English 7 curriculum. At the end of each module, the students are expected to write articles such as news, feature, editorial, etc. as primary evidence of their learning. II. Activities 1. Inclusion of campus journalism topics in some selected English 7 lessons III. Annexes/Attachment A. Copy of the Enhancement material/module B. Pictures taken during the actual conduct of the enhancement IV. Recommendation/Suggestion Since the Aurora National Science High School maintained its standing in the Division Schools Press Conference as the overall champion, the project shall continue to help and encourage more students to develop their wring skills. Prepared by: Noted by: KEREN JOY B. WIGAN School Paper Adviser/ Teacher III EDELWINDA S. MONTERO Secondary School Principal II Grade 7 students during their English class enhancement doing their group task in writing a feature article using the enhancement material “The Journalish”.