If you want students to write deep analysis, try starting with a medium and “text” that’s familiar to them: The opening sequences of their favorite TV shows.
An exploration of how Twitter can provide quick mini-lessons on writing structure.
We’ve been studying up on the idea of journalistic “angles”, in preparation for the writing of our big narrative journalism piece. It’s an unfortunate and important time to be examining such things with high school students. Where we’d normally examining several models about random topics and attempt to uncover the underlying purpose or persuasive efforts […]
Using narrative journalism to explore the nuance of journalistic voice will help students become more savvy news consumers.
A post exploring two Twitter accounts that provide a wealth of interesting visual material for your classroom writers!
Test Prep for below-grade-level writers needs to involve strategies that build them up without overwhelming them
This piece explores ways to let your below-grade-level learners imagine and envision a pathway to their career aspirations all through the use of research writing.
When my PLC revisited our Hot Take writing unit this year, we decided we needed to help students find a balance between voice, style, and evidence.
When you need to explore the power of diction and syntax with your students, looking at actual editorial revisions made by professional journalists seems like a great place to start!
Some thoughts on how to help our students become writers in modern contexts as well as traditional ones.