Making the Personal Political: Writing Opinion Pieces About Meaningful Issues to Kids


  • Aug 9 2010 11:55 PM

    Mary Kay Monson


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In this lesson, from the New York Times Learning Network, students identify controversial topics on which they have strong opinions. After examining a controversial issue, students then model their own persuasive opinion pieces after the featured article.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: Reading Comprehension, Career & Technical Ed, English-Language Arts, Arts, Media, & Entertainment, Writing Strategies

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    Tool for: Teachers, Administrators, Parents


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    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Discussions