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.
Some strategies for motivating writers to engage in meaningful revision.
When asking students to write about topics that require a lot of context, we have to consider not only what THEY might not know, but what WE might not know when we give students freedom to write about their world.
Struggling writers have fun–and write better–when the emphasis is on creativity before mechanics.
Student pre-annotation lets teachers grade writing based on student intentions, resulting in a more robust understanding of their work.
This post explores an alternative approach to literary analysis that might make your students feel more engaged with the writing genre.
Narrative Journalism provides a robust genre to help your students explore voice and strengthen their narrative and informational writings skills.