Do you want your students to write brilliant, thought-provoking editorials? Then this lesson plan pack will guide you through the process of teaching your students how to successfully express their opinions, integrate persuasive language techniques and help them in planning, writing, editing and reviewing their editorials.
This lesson plan pack contains the following (each section contains instructions, printable worksheets and answer keys where applicable):
Lesson 1: Giving Your Opinion - In order to successfully write an editorial, students must be able to effectively convey their opinions, backing them up with reasons and explanation. These exercises and worksheets will assist in guiding students through this process.
Lesson 2: Using Persuasive Language - The editor often uses persuasive language in their editorial, in an attempt to convince readers of his/her opinion and persuade them to agree – or at the very least, to persuade them to engage with the matter. These activities help students to identify persuasive techniques, and how to use them in writing.
Lesson 3: Examining Editorials - One of the best ways to learn how to write an editorial is to examine and discuss examples of actual editorials. Therefore, this exercise will guide students through the process of analyzing an editorial in terms of its structure, language and content, so that they can better replicate these features in their own writing.
Lesson 4: Planning an Editorial - If an editorial is well planned and thought out, it will be well structured and the thoughts conveyed will be clear and easy to follow. Therefore, these exercises and worksheets will help to guide students through the process of planning the structure and content of their editorials.
Lesson 5: Writing & Editing an Editorial - This exercise will help students to turn their plans and ideas into well-written editorials, and assist them in editing and proofreading their own work. They will also be guided through the process of peer editing and reviewing each other’s editorials.