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Writing Editorials

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Should school be year round? An engaging unit explores this very question through the use of editorial writing. Complete with model editorials, pre-writing worksheets, and graphic organizers for research, this rigorous unit scaffolds...
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For the Sake of Argument: Writing Persuasively to Craft Short, Evidence-Based Editorials

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is mightier: the pen or the sword? Scholars learn the power of persuasion through editorial writing. Complete with graphic organizers, rubrics, and an interview with an expert in the field, learners first explore what an editorial...
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Editorials and Opinion Articles

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Reading the news is fun, and that's a fact! With the lesson plan, scholars differentiate between fact and opinion as they read editorial articles. They complete a worksheet to analyze the information before writing their own editorials...
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Decoding an Editorial Cartoon

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What advantages do political cartoons have over written editorials? Scholars discuss the topic by exploring editorial cartoons. Working in small groups, pupils analyze an Uncle Sam cartoon and complete a worksheet. As a fun extension,...
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Editorial Cartoons

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Do your classes love reading and drawing cartoons? Middle schoolers read an editorial cartoon from a newspaper. They discuss the cartoonist's topic, audience, and purpose. Next, they brainstorm questions they have about the cartoon and...
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Analyzing Nonfiction Text Elements - Editorials

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Examine the text features of non-fiction. Start the lesson by reading editorial samples provided by their instructor and analyze the texts for word choice, details, and organization. An editorial example and graphic organizer are...
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Analyzing a Newspaper: Editorials and News for ESOL Learners

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students investigate a newspaper.  In this newspaper and editorial comprehension lesson, students read and discuss a current news article and an editorial on the same topic.  Students differentiate between fact and opinion, and locate...
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Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Future concerned citizens read editorials from a variety of periodicals and information about different alternative fuels. They choose a category from the following: safety, economics, health, or the environment, on which to write their...
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Compare and Contrast Editorials

For Teachers 4th Standards
Does your class know what an editorial is? Introduce the genre to them with this plan. First, the teacher models how to read an editorial and compare and contrast. Next, the class has a chance to analyze editorials written by their own...
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Working Women of WWII Primary Documents: The Editorial Cartoon

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
Students examine the role of women in World War II. In this World War II lesson, students analyze editorial cartoons pertaining to the working women of World War II.
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Editorial Cartoon: Equal Opportunity

For Teachers 7th - 9th
students explore how editorial cartoons often use familiar adages or idioms in new ways to make a point about something.
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Editorial Writing: Exploring Issues Using the Process Writing Approach

For Teachers 10th
Introduce your nascent journalists to editorials and editorial writing. The many types of editorials are defined and modeled. The steps in the process for writing an editorial are explained from the planning, to the drafting, to creating...
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The Parts of an Editorial

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students take notes as the teacher goes over the contents of an editorial and four types of an editorial. Students view an editorial and identify the structural elements in the sample as well as identify the type of editorial they are...
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A "Defining Moment" in Editorial Writing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Steps are given to help novices begin the process of writing. Brainstorming and graphic organizers are used to start everyone off. Links to rubrics and other resources are available.
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Aztec Myths: Writing Editorials

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Middle schoolers write an editorial giving an opinion of whether or not Quetzalcoatl has arrived and if so, what the Aztecs should do.  They discuss whether or not they believe Quetzalcoatl is a god or a man, and use an Editorial...
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Iran Hostage Crisis: Reading Primary Documents

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Following brief instruction about the Iran Hostage Crisis during Jimmy Carter's presidency, small groups read three-page sections from the diary of hostage Robert C. Ode. They write editorials from the perspective of either U.S. citizens...
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Editorial Cartoon Lesson Plan

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students consider the role of editorial cartoons on American politics. In this editorial cartoons lesson, students discover the history of the cartoons in America, analyze some cartoons, and then draw their own cartoons that make social...
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American Imperialism

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Critical analysis skills can be built in a variety of ways. Using editorial cartoons (both domestic and foreign) learners will consider how American Imperialism was perceived during the late 19th century. Critical thinking questions,...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: The Making of an Editorial Cartoon

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events worksheet, students analyze a political cartoon about the making of an editorial cartoon and respond to 3 talking point questions.
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Vote for Me! A Re-Election Editorial

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research a president who is up for re-election. Role-playing the role of a editor, they decide how to properly endorse the candidate. They write the editorial and are graded on questions asked by the teacher. They...
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Journalism

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Whether you are teaching a newspaper unit in language arts, covering the First Amendment and censorship in social studies, or focusing on writing ethics in journalism, a unit based on the foundations of journalism would be an excellent...
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Staying Out of Trouble: Newspaper Editorial

For Students 6th - 8th
In this writing a newspaper editorial instructional activity, learners follow the 4 workshop project steps to write a newspaper editorial that highlights what they think helps keep teens out of trouble.
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Editorial Writing

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Use your class's knowledge of pollution and water treatment to write an editorial to town citizens. They apply prior knowledge in order to compose a letter intended for newspaper publication, focusing on writing to an appropriate audience.
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Editorial Writing Template

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Templates can help individuals plan and structure more formal writing. Try out a template for editorial writing. There is space on the page for students to write a brief introduction, background on the issue, two reasons with support,...

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