Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Power of Writing: Letters to the Editor

As a guiding resource for our English 8 "Write to Change the World" Challenge Based Learning project, we were lucky enough to learn along with the Editor of the Norfolk Daily News, Kent Warneke, as spoke with our classes via Skype.  
We appreciated this real-world expertise on how to write persuasively and get your point across, specifically in newspaper journalism.

We followed this up with, of course, more writing. Students wrote blog posts over what they took away from the experience, thank-you letters to Kent Warneke, and persuasive "Letters to the Editor" to the newspaper of their choosing, to try and convince others to take action on their CBL topics.  
Tune in to see if any O'Neill 8th graders get published, and more importantly, if they convince you to take action and make a difference in the world!

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