Title Finding Features: 20 Stories about Lockers Description Feature stories are all around us, sometimes literally in the architecture that lines our walls. This brainstorming lesson demonstrates just how easy it can be to come up with some great ideas. Students will individually brainstorm 20 stories …
A lesson introducing students to techniques used in writing for social media, with a particular focus on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest
A lesson on news gathering for the in-depth story
In this assignment, students will learn what sources and research are essential to sports writing and practice using those resources. This is a flexible lesson that teachers may fit to program needs by requiring students to gather information for one or more types of sports stories, including an advance, a game report, a season recap and/or a sports news feature. Students will gather information on a particular team and use that information to write the story or stories they are assigned.
A lesson on gathering information to write a profile
A lesson connecting students to professional journalists
This lesson reinforces the basic interviewing process.