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Teaching Informational Writing

January 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Informational writing is the style of writing that dominates The New York Times as well as any other traditional newspaper you might read, and in our writing unit, and this webinar, we hope to show students that it can be every bit as engaging and compelling to read and to write as other genres. The Times offers a diverse range of informational writing genres – from reporting on politics to news about athletes in Sports, recipes in Cooking and long-form investigative pieces in the magazine.

For this writing unit and contest, we are focusing on just one broad area of informational writing — that with a STEM theme. We invites students to take any STEM-related discovery, process or idea that interests them and write about it in a way that makes it understandable and engaging for a general audience.

In this webinar, The Learning Network, along with expert educators, will share ways to make informational writing engaging and fun for students, show you how the Trilobites column of the Science Times, and other mentor texts, can be used to write compelling and informative writing, and walk you through our STEM writing contest.


January 14
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm




The New York Times Learning Network

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