Monday, December 7, 2009

Article on Descriptive Writing in NY Times

I came across this article in the New York Times in the Education section, written by Dinah Mack and Holly Epstein Ojalvo. They discuss descriptive writing, based on using sports reporting as a model.

I thought it was neat that the NY Times would run this sort of "how-to" article. To get tips on writing from those who do it professionally is, I think, pretty cool. I'm glad the Times wrote and ran this.

The article outlines a discussion of descriptive writing, almost as a lesson plan. It includes a warm-up, questions to ask and have discussions about, and an activity that includes creating a "Mad Libs" style fill-in worksheet from a sports article.

Students and teachers alike who are interested in journalism, or writing in general, should take a look at the article.

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