Writing Letters To The Editor In teams of two, students will research the history of gas lines in residential areas. Each student will be responsible for 50% of their presentation on a residential area that has been affected by urbanization Presentation must include a power point with a minimum of 5 slides The class will score the presentation
Power Point Requirements Show must be a minimum of 5 slides Slide show must include text and pictures One students is responsible for speaking One is responsible manipulating technology including the power point and any other effects
Collage Requirements In teams of two students will create a collage of letters to the editor. Collage must include a minimum of 5 newspapers and 10 letters 1 newspaper must be local. 1 from NYC. 1 from the Midwest. 1 From the West Coast 1 from the South The class will score the collage
Writing Our Letter Students will combine to form groups of 4 Groups will elect a team leader, speaker, secretary and technical advisor Each group will be responsible for combining the best aspects of their individual projects to produce an outline for their letter. Groups will present the premise of the letter either supporting or apposing the proposed gas line to the class. The class will score the premise/thesis
Part IV/Week 4 Collaborative Writing Combining The Teams
Collaborative Writing Each team will work together to produce their letter. Letter must demonstrate a firm understanding of the issue. Letter must demonstrate an ability to discuss regional differences, i.e. how similar projects have been received around the area and the country. Team spokesperson will read the letter to the class and the class will score it.
IT’S NOT OVER/WEEK 5 Choosing An Overall Winner
So You Think You’ve Won? The winning letter from each class will then be scored by the entire school versus the other class. The overall winner will be given to each class. Each class will be responsible for collecting as many signatures as possible in their community in support of the letter. The winning letter along with all signatures will be presented to The Star Ledger Editorial Board by the class that collects the most signatures