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Choosing engaging verbs

Description Journalistic writing doesn’t have to be boring. True, slanted words aren’t good to use. Neither are ones that show opinion or too much emotion. But that doesn’t mean sticking with “is, are, was, were” and other dull words. This lesson encourages students to choose active, …

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Peer revision on reviews

Description This lesson is an opportunity for students to discuss what they like best in reviews and decide which one to run. Students will share unsigned versions of their reviews with classmates, provide feedback on other students’ reviews and turn in final copies of the reviews the …

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