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Lesson Plan August 3, 2020

How to Describe Places to Tell Under-Reported Stories: From Drafting to Editing

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Warm up: Students brainstorm ways to describe their favorite places and discover what makes a story "under-reported"

Introducing Skills to Write like a Journalist: Students watch a video with journalist Tristan McConnell where he shares tips on how to write like a journalist describing a place. 

Crafting Compelling Compositions about a Place: Students outline, draft, and revise original pieces of writing describing a place familiar to them. 

Extension Activities: Students explore other reporting with an eye for descriptive writing tips, and try their new skills out on a place less familiar to them

 

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