Writing Editorials

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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 pupils to success.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the editorials linked in the resource as fuel for an inquiry-based investigation of what makes makes successful editorial
  • Designate class experts in specific skills and allow for a class-wide revision activity where the experts evaluate each classmate's editorial for their focus areas before the final due date
Classroom Considerations

  • All work is individual; think about structuring your room to discourage talking with peers
  • Preview the supplemental editorials to look for difficult vocabulary. Introduce these words before reading to aid learners in better understanding the works
Pros

  • Contains a rubric with exemplar responses for a variety of scores 
  • Rigor is adjustable
Cons

  • The supplemental editorials range from 1150L to 1530L, which seems high for sixth grade scholars