Strong Convictions: Learning to Write Persuasive Editorials about Current News


  • Aug 9 2010 11:48 PM

    Mary Kay Monson


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In this lesson, from the New York Times Learning Network, students examine the rhetorical structure of a New York Times editorial. In pairs, they select and discuss a news article from that day's newspaper to use as the basis for an editorial. Then students use it as a model for writing their own editorials based on a current news article.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: History-Social Science, Writing Strategies, World History, Reading Comprehension, Arts, Media, & Entertainment, English-Language Arts, Career & Technical Ed, American Democracy


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    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Cooperative Learning