Student newspaper project
Nonfiction writing assignments can take a variety of forms. After reading a nonfiction book about the Titanic, Mrs. Caroscio Allen's students created newspapers that might have been published the day after the ship's sinking. The papers included news reports, opinion and editorial pieces, and images. This assignment required students to translate a historical account into a contemporary one, to grasp the conventions of newspaper writing, and to demonstrate an understanding of the difference between fact and opinion.
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