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Covering an event for a beat

Description As the primary type of coverage done on the web, students need to quickly become proficient in writing beats online. In this lesson, students will learn how to plan beat coverage and then, as a class, cover a schoolwide event. It would be helpful for …

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Practicing form: Fairy tale news stories

Description In this lesson students will use fairy tales to practice writing news stories without the added complexity of conducting interviews and outside research. Objectives Students will review the qualities of a news story. Students will practice writing news leads. Students will write a 150-200 word …

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