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Are you looking for a new way to engage students in writing nonfiction text? Encourage them to explore a variety of student-friendly news publications, and then challenge them to write their own articles.
This item includes:
An optional cover for student materials
A quote for analysis, discussion, and debate
A definition of a journalist, qualities of a journalist, news categories, and finding story ideas
A chart for brainstorming ideas and identifying audience
Questions to address summarizing a news story
A social studies perspectives chart
A text features chart
A template for a final draft story summary with specific summarizing directions
An illustration page "A picture is worth a thousand words!"
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A way to quickly improve student writing is "Writing Anchor Charts and Student Writing Resources.
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