Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Student Editorial

  1. Have a discussion (before the center starts) with students about editorial writing. Show them samples from local newspaper opinion and editorial sections. Students should be able to discuss properties of this kind of writing.
  2. At the center, have students write their own editorial about a topic they feel strongly about. You may want to have sample topics available.
  3. You may want to make this center a continuing activity so students may have a chance to use the writing process to finish their work.
  4. Have students read their editorials with the class or a small group. This will help spark class discussions.

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