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Non-Fiction Article Superlatives: Students Find, Read, Award, & Write Articles!

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Need to spice up your non-fiction reading or “article of the week” routine? Give students the full ownership of choosing, reading, analyzing, writing, and negotiating the articles (meaning less work for you!)

This EDITABLE “Article Superlatives” set of activities can be used as a one-time unit or can be repeated throughout a year; there are several options for sequencing how you want students to choose, read, vote on, and write their own articles (i.e. a bracket-style tournament).

In this highly flexible assignment, students are asked to do research and choose articles that they could nominate for some (or maybe all) of the provided categories. The 25 superlatives range from content ("Best Crash Course") to genre ("Best Interview") to style ("Most Addictive"), showing students the wide variety of writing that goes on every day in the real world.

Next, students complete the “Write Your Own Article” project to mimic the journalistic styles they have observed and try their own hand at following genre conventions while still getting choice options. (You could repeat the Superlatives part by reading and awarding the STUDENT articles!)

This 11-page download includes:
• Superlatives directions/overview page
• Tracking Form for students to collect the articles they plan to nominate
• Article Analysis Form for students to choose ONE article to analyze in-depth
• Choosing Article Nominees Form, a voting ballot to rank articles within a category
• Final Voting Ballot
• Pre- and Post- Interest Surveys to (hopefully) watch student opinions grow more positive about non-fiction over time
• “Write Your Own Article Project”: directions page and CCSS-aligned writing rubric (see preview!)

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Non-Fiction Article Superlatives: Students Find, Read, Awa
Non-Fiction Article Superlatives: Students Find, Read, Awa
Non-Fiction Article Superlatives: Students Find, Read, Awa
Non-Fiction Article Superlatives: Students Find, Read, Awa