This multi-part assignment is designed to introduce students to nonfiction writing/informational writing/reporting.
Students will complete the following activities:
--> Read "Orwellabama" from the NYtimes (this article is NOT included in the bundle)
--> Complete a SOAPStone chart based on this article
--> Complete an 11 question multiple choice quiz
--> Read and answer discussion questions based on the opinion piece "Privacy is not
your responsibility" from the NYtimes (Again, this article is NOT included in the bundle). Students will identify the characteristics of persuasive writing and compare them to the more informational article read previously. I have provided sample answers you may use to generate discussion ideas with students.
I specifically chose an article that in some way related to football to appeal to my less than eager-beavers, but you will find that these articles are well-written and ripe for analysis.