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While The Times is known for its award-winning journalism, the paper also has a robust tradition of publishing personal essays. On our site, our daily writing prompts have long invited students to tell us their stories, too. Last year, we introduced a new contest that asks students to write a short, powerful story about aContinue reading "Teaching Narrative Writing"
Book reports and literary essays have long been staples of language arts classrooms, but our curriculum unit on writing reviews encourages students to learn how to critique art in other genres as well. Beginning with our informal writing prompts and culminating in our review contest, we encourage students to post their work for a globalContinue reading "Analyzing Arts, Criticizing Culture: Writing Reviews"
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. TheContinue reading "Teaching Informational Writing"
Each year, The Learning Network’s Editorial Contest provides students a platform to write short, evidence-based persuasive essays like the editorials The New York Times publishes every day. Over 10,000 students participate annually. We know that evidence-based argumentative writing is an important component of middle and high school education. This contest serves as the perfect real-worldContinue reading "Teaching Argumentative Writing"
Student-produced podcasts are an engaging way to merge project-based learning, storytelling and digital media skills. Podcasts give students a voice — an opportunity to tell their story, teach something new or explore a topic that’s important to them. This multimedia form of expression has exploded in popularity over the last several years and further surgedContinue reading "Writing For Podcasts"
Every year since 2010 The Learning Network has invited teenagers around the world to add The New York Times to their summer reading lists and, so far, over 60,000 have. Participating is easy: Every week, we invite students to choose an article, photo, video, podcast, or graphic in The Times that has sparked their interestContinue reading "Writing For Podcasts"