Posted by: The Cox Family | May 19, 2011

Extra credit due Tuesday

In Lab 5, you will be writing a news feature on deadline based on information you receive from your lab instructor. That story will be your graded assignment for Lab 5.

To help you prepare for that deadline writing assignment, write five feature ledes. Be creative, have fun, but also remember to be appropriate to the topic.

After writing the ledes, select one, and write a 4-5 paragraph story, which should include the quote and contact information for the summer camp. Your story should also include a nut graf, summarizing the point of the story.

You will turn in this assignment during lab on Tuesday, May 24.


Write your story and ledes based on the following information:

  • The Gainesville YMCA will host a drama camp, called “Lights, Camera, Action,” for aspiring young actors and actresses
  • Students ages 5-15 can sign up for the camp from May 20-June 30
  • The camp will take place from Aug. 1-25
  • Students will have the opportunity to train with actors from the local Gainesville Actor’s Playhouse.
  • They will learn to memorize lines, interact with others and the audience on stage and get the opportunity to star in plays throughout the month. They will also help construct scenery.
  • Older campers will get the chance to help write and direct short skits
  • Students will work on well-known plays, from Red Riding Hood to scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Quote from Joshua James, director of Lights, Camera, Action: “This camp allows up the opportunity to reach out to the young people in this community and help them to reach for the stars.”
  • For more information, visit the camp Web site at

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