Thursday, November 19, 2015

You Write It: Turning an Interview Into an Article


















 Today's Learning Objectives  * Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgements. * Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. 

 

Student Model: Turning an Interview into an Article  Imagine the editors of Scope Magazine are hiring a new narrative nonfiction article writer, and you are very interested in the position. As part of the application process, however, you have to take one of the interviews they conducted and transorm the content into a feature article. Before you begin, it would be wise to check out a student model, which you can find here

You Write It: Turning an Interview into an Article  Now it's your turn. Can you take the content of an interview, identify its central idea, summarize its key points in your own worrds, integrate a few choice quotes, all while transforming it into feature article? If so, the writing job at Scope Magazine could be yours. Get started by reading the interview that you will be working with here. Next, use the document You Write It: Turning an Interview Into an Article, which is located in your Language Arts Google Classroom, to begin the writing process. This assignment will be due on Tuesday, November 24

Homework  (1.) Complete the 100 Word Challenge: '... how could something so tiny ...' and the document Imagery - Woodsong, both of which are due tomorrow, Friday, November 20. (2.) Continue working on the document You Write It: Turning an Interview Into an Article, which is due on Tuesday, November 24. (3.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and, if you choose, make a reading log entry using the Digital Reading Log. (Remember you must have made at least two entries by the end of the day Friday.)