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Lesson Plan May 25, 2018

Writing Narrative Nonfiction: Reporting and Travelogues

Author:
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1) Before Class: Read Ben Mauk's "States of Decay" on the Harper’s website.

2) Class Discussion: Evaluating how Mauk balances research and observation in his report

3) Activity: Write a narrative nonfiction essay using your own original reporting

4) Extension Activities:

* Contact your school publication or a local newspaper, magazine, or website. Pitch your project and see if you can get it published.

* The Pulitzer Center wants to read your essays too. Please email your essay to education[AT]pulitzercenter.org as a pdf or doc file and use the subject line "Travelogue Essay Inspired by Ben Mauk's 'States of Decay'."

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