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Speed Reading Camp for Younger Students (Ages 10-14)
Students will be prompted to write a short news article (no more than two paragraphs) based on an image, headline, and ticker. The images are random, and somewhat unusual, so the more creative, the better! The only rule is that the article expand upon the headline and ticker in a cohesive manner. To get us thinking as investigative journalists, we will start by describing the elements of a strong news article. Then students will be provided with their image, headline, and ticker. The...
Students will describe and apply strong news article components. Students will use creative critical thought to develop a short article that matches a provided image and title. Students will practice public speaking skills by presenting their article to the class. Students will exercise improvisational skills by answering questions from their peers to provide expand on their presented writing.
Something to write paragraphs with, preferably in a digital format (iPad, computer).
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Images come from a random image generator website, the news format image comes from breakyourownnews.com.
Meet the teacher
Hello wonderful parents and brilliant students! My name is Vanessa and I love teaching classes that foster and advance creative thinking. Creativity has been shown to increase problem solving skills and to enhance critical thinking. My classes are...