Language Objective: I will generate and focus an idea for an issue to explore in my informational writing and consider both individual as well as collective perspectives of this issue.
Essential Question: How do you focus a topic and write a story proposal? How do you consider multiple perspectives in informative writing?
1. Write two Story Proposals:
- Come up with a focused, newsworthy story idea that you can write about informatively and without your own opinion (you can use your source's opinions)
- Summarize this story idea in six words.
- Defend why your idea is newsworthy and people should care about it (3-5 sentences)
- List three primary sources (people you could interview for information)
- List two secondary sources (online sources, books, other print or broadcast media)
2. Issue Assessment Model: Cellphones in the classroom.
3. Fill out an Issue Assessment on your issue. Make sure to consider ALL questions for you issue.
4. Highlight the most important pieces you want to cover of your issue to ensure that you are considering multiple perspectives and remain objective in your writing.
5. Begin researching possible sources/generate possible questions.
- Story Proposal (upload to CANVAS)
- Issue Assessment (+Highlights)